COVID-19 Louisiana

COVID-19 Louisiana

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COVID & FLU VAX?   Flu season is getting started and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend everyone 6 months of age and older to get a flu vaccine, there are rare exceptions so check with your doctor.  But is it safe to get a flu shot and covid shot at the same time?   Dr. John Vanchiere  is Professor of Pediatrics at LSU-Health Shreveport  and also Director of Community Outreach for Testing and Vaccination for Covid-19 at the Center for Emerging Viral Threats. 

To find a Covid Vaccine site nearest you click on the following link:

CLICK TO FIND COVID-19 VACCINE SITE

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LSU TO UNENROLL NON-COMPLYING STUDENTS- LSU students  returning  to campus for  the Fall Semester  have just a couple more days to comply with the school's pandemic protocol or risk getting disenrolled.    According to a report in the Advocate,  a text message sent  to students who had yet to comply from the  university  said the deadline is Friday.

The text message reads  “If you do not comply," you will be unenrolled   from the university.”

LSU VACCINE REQUIREMENT-   With Covid cases surging all over the country,  administrations  at colleges and universities  had been debating whether vaccines should be required for on-campus students, faculty and staff.   The  game changer  happened  earlier  this week as the Pfizer vaccine has received full approval by the Food and Drug Administration.   LSU  President  William Tate, IV   said during a recent media briefing  at LSU Health Shreveport,    where he stood on students getting vaccinated.

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LA COVID CASES- Last Tuesday, Louisiana passed a grim pandemic milestone when the Louisiana Department of Health reported more  than 3,000 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19.   By Friday, the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients had decreased to 2,999 statewide.  During his most recent Covid update, Governor John Bel Edwards announced there were more than 5900 new Covid infections along with 67 new Covid-related deaths.  Of the recent Covid infections, Edwards expressed concern about the rising cases  involving younger people.           

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LA BESE BOARD DISRUPTION— Louisiana’s top school board abruptly ended a chaotic meeting  as a raucous crowd of angry, unmasked parents packed the hearing room yesterday. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education  was to debate  whether Gov.

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LA VACCINES & MASK MANDATES? — Louisiana  Gov. John Bel Edwards' chief lawyer says the Democratic governor doesn’t currently have plans to enact broad coronavirus vaccine mandates across Louisiana despite low immunization rates and a surge in COVID-19 cases overwhelming hospitals. The comments from Edwards executive counsel Matthew Block came Monday at a House committee hearing where he and Louisiana’s chief public health officer Dr. Joe Kanter were heckled and criticized by people objecting to masks and vaccines.   When things calmed down,  Dr.

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LA VACCINE STATUS -   Governor John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Health announced the $1 million dollar grand prize cash winner and the last five $100,000  dollar  college scholarship winners of the Shot At A Million campaign Friday.   A retired school teacher from Bossier City,  Janet Mann was the million dollar grand prize winner in the state's COVID-19 vaccine lottery designed as an incentive to boost vaccination rates.

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 WHERE TO GET VACCINATED IN LOUISIANA -  Click the LINK :

www.ldh.la.gov/covidvaccine-locations

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ADDRESSING ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE — Louisiana’s top public schools leader has released a $132 million plan for spending federal coronavirus aid that he hopes will help students recover from the learning losses that occurred when classroom teaching moved online because of the pandemic.  Superintendent of Education  Cade Brumley  made the announcement yesterday at a Children’s Museum in Baton Rouge.    He said data on students  performance revealed a gradual decline during the pandemic.   

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