Health

Catholics looking to decline one COVID-19 vaccine for another aren’t likely to have that option

BY: - March 2, 2021

New Orleans area Catholics may face difficulty in trying to follow vaccination guidance by the Archdiocese of New Orleans to choose to receive a COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna or Pfizer rather than the new one from Johnson & Johnson, as Gov. John Bel Edwards said Tuesday, vaccination providers aren’t offering patients a menu to order […]

La. Democrats ignoring Cancer Alley

Cancer Alley’s been ignored by state’s top Democrats, activist says in Poor People Campaign event

BY: - March 2, 2021

One of the nation’s most prominent defenders of the poor and their right to live in environments free of pollution included Louisiana’s Cancer Alley in his weekly call to activism Monday during which a St. James Parish resident accused the state’s leading Democrats, specifically Gov. John Bel Edwards and former Rep. Cedric Richmond, of ignoring […]

More than a million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Louisiana

BY: - March 1, 2021

More than a million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced on Twitter Monday. “We still have work to do, but this milestone marks a big step in putting this pandemic behind us,” Gov. John Bel Edward wrote. “These vaccines are saving lives every day and bringing us closer […]

Louisiana could receive Johnson & Johnson vaccines ‘as soon as next week,’ Edwards says

BY: - February 25, 2021

Louisiana could receive COVID-19 vaccine doses made by Johnson & Johnson “as soon as next week,” Gov. John Bel Edwards announced during a press conference Thursday afternoon, an addition that could add up to 38,000 doses to next week’s vaccine distribution total. “This is very, very exciting for us for a number of reasons,” Joe […]

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Louisiana gave Ochsner Health 20 percent of all COVID-19 vaccine doses, data shows

BY: - February 24, 2021

Ochsner Health was the single largest recipient of COVID-19 vaccine from Louisiana during the first nine weeks of distribution, with its facilities getting about 20 percent of all doses given out by the state, according to an analysis done by Louisiana Illuminator of data publicly released by the Louisiana Department of Health.  Ochsner facilities — […]

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Louisiana’s timetable for road, power and water system repairs unknown

BY: - February 18, 2021

State officials say there is still no timetable for when state highways will fully reopen because the weather has been so unpredictable. Gov. John Bel Edwards said on his monthly radio show on 89.3 FM WRKF in Baton Rouge that Interstate 10 from Baton Rouge to Lafayette would undergo a “staged reopening” because temperatures in […]

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Louisiana’s bad weather delays vaccine shipments, appointments

BY: - February 17, 2021

The Louisiana Department of Health says bad weather across the state delayed vaccine shipments to hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and other health care providers. The delays are expected to affect people’s ability to get both first and second doses of vaccines in the coming days. “This is similar to delays in other areas outside of Louisiana […]

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards keeps current COVID-19 restrictions in place

BY: - February 9, 2021

Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tuesday extended the state’s current COVID-19 restrictions on businesses and public gatherings for at least another three weeks. These limitations have been in place since November, when Louisiana started to see its third surge in COVID-19 cases. The COVID-19 rate of infection has been dropping in Louisiana since the second […]

Louisiana will help New Orleans enforce COVID-19 restrictions during Mardi Gras

BY: - February 4, 2021

Louisiana will send state troopers, fire marshal employees and people from its alcohol and tobacco control agency to New Orleans preceding Mardi Gras — though the assistance won’t be on the scale the state normally provides in the two weeks preceding Fat Tuesday. “We shouldn’t have to do that but we are going to do […]

Louisiana COVID-19 deaths

January was Louisiana’s second deadliest month for COVID-19

BY: - February 4, 2021

Louisiana just got through its second deadliest month of the COVID-19 pandemic. In January, 1,178 people died as a result of contracting COVID-19. The only deadlier month for the state was April, when over 1,705 people died of COVID-19, according to the Louisiana Department of Health. Of those who died in January, most people died […]

Louisianians 65 and older are now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine

BY: - February 4, 2021

Starting Monday, Louisianans 65 and older are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, making about 1.2 million of the state’s population eligible for vaccination, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Thursday. Currently, vaccination is open to residents 70 and older, but by lowering the age threshold, about 275,000 Louisianans will be newly eligible to get the […]

Jeff Landry sues ULM med school over vaccine mandate

New York gun restrictions ‘violate the Second Amendment,’ Landry and other AGs write to U.S. Supreme Court

BY: - February 4, 2021

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry joined 22 other attorneys general in a brief to the United States Supreme Court in support of two New York men who were told by a licensing official that they had not demonstrated a sufficient need to carry a firearm for self defense outside their home.  In 2008, in a […]