COVID-19 Louisiana

COVID-19 Louisiana

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NWLA COVID  3RD WAVE:  There  was  a  gathering of local medical leaders  in downtown Shreveport yesterday afternoon, they joined Shreveport  Mayor Adrian Perkins outside Government Plaza for a press conference, the focus of which was to inform the public of the rise in Coronavirus infections, hospitalizations and deaths  in Northwest Louisiana  as well as the rest of the country.  And with the Thanksgiving day holiday, there is a concern people won’t take Covid-19 precautions seriously and lower their guard.

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COVID UPDATE-NW LA –  The number of Coronavirus cases across the United States is surging along with increased  hospitalizations  and deaths.  The most recent count of Covid-19 related fatalities is more than 247,000 with  daily reported fatalities ranging between 600 and 1,000 for the past several days.

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LA COVID-19 CONCERNS - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has renewed a call for residents to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines.  The governor’s comments at his last Covid-19 updates were in response to a sharp increase in the daily number of new COVID-19 cases in the state as well as the rest of the country.  Edwards said those who don’t follow mask-wearing guidelines and social distancing are causing the uptick in cases as well as an increase in social gatherings.

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COURT UPHOLDS EDWARDS’ RESTRICTIONS  - A Louisiana judge has rejected an effort by Republican state House members to force an end to Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards' coronavirus restrictions.   Sixty-five Republican state House members recently invoked a 2003 state law provision allowing a majority in either the House or the Senate to force an end to a governor's declared public health emergency.

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LA AG vs GOV IN COURT – A high-stakes court case between Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and State Attorney General Jeff Landry is scheduled for this morning as the Democratic Governor’s Coronavirus Restrictions are being legally  challenged  by  Republican lawmakers.  The recent Special Legislative Session called by Republican leadership resulted in a partisan led petition to overturn the Governor’s executive emergency powers.   Governor Edwards has refused to cancel his coronavirus restrictions and is asking the 19th Judicial  Court  to declare the petition null and v

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LA AG vs GOV IN COURT – A high-stakes court case between Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and State Attorney General Jeff Landry is scheduled for this morning as the Democratic Governor’s Coronavirus Restrictions are being legally  challenged  by  Republican lawmakers.  The recent Special Legislative Session called by Republican leadership resulted in a partisan led petition to overturn the Governor’s executive emergency powers.

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LA COVID SPIKE PREDICTION   The Louisiana Legislature’s  special  session has been underway  for a few days and  committee meetings have been taking place  this week as lawmakers  question the state’s response to the Coronavirus, in particular Governor John Bel Edwards’  Emergency Mitigation Orders as businesses have had to shut down or operate at limited capacities which affects  the economy, employment rates and tax revenues.      During a Louisiana House Education Committee meeting in Baton Rouge yesterday,  the state’s top Public Health Officer Dr.

Stephanie Currie, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist, Clinical Instructor of Communication Disorders
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Airs Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 6 p.m. Students are going back to school, whether in person or online. Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition. Host Shelley Visconte will address issues affecting children and parents, as the schoolyear starts, with guests Michelle Yetman, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor at LSU Health Shreveport; Stephanie Curry, Speech-Language Pathologist, Clinical Instructor of Communication Disorders at LSU Health Shreveport, and Adam Blancher, PhD, Counseling Psychologist, Clinical Associate Professor at LSU Health Shreveport. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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LSU COVID CASES-   Officials  with Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge have reported Covid-19 cases have had a sharp jump among the student population over the past five days  as the school begins the in-person fall semester.  There were 47 coronavirus cases reported  between  August 15th to August 24th.  From August 25th to the 30th  182 new infections have been reported bringing the total to 229 positive Covid-19 cases among students, faculty, and staff.

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GHALI SPEAKS AT RNC - The Republican National Convention kicked off last night in Charlotte North Carolina.  It had several different speakers taking to the podium to speak on behalf of President Donald Trump.  One speaker had a Northwest Louisiana connection.  Dr. G. E. Ghali is Chancellor of Louisiana-LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, he delivered a nearly four-minute speech last night at the RNC where he repeatedly praised President Trump for his coronavirus response.

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