COVID-19 deaths

Children are increasingly infected by the Delta variant of the coronavirus, LSU doctor says

BY: - August 6, 2021

BATON ROUGE – At a Friday news conference called by Gov. John Bel Edwards to discuss the state’s most recent COVID-19 statistics, Dr. John Vanchiere, director of community testing and vaccination outreach at LSU Health Shreveport’s Center for Emerging Viral Threats, said the Delta variant of the novel coronavirus isn’t sparing Louisiana’s youngest residents and […]

COVID-19 flags

John Bel Edwards places white flags on Capitol lawn to mark COVID-19 deaths

BY: - March 8, 2021

Gov. John Bel Edwards’ staff placed 9,758 white flags on the lawn of the Louisiana Capitol Monday — one for each person in Louisiana who has died of COVID-19 since the pandemic began. Wednesday marks the one year anniversary since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Louisiana. Sunday marks the year anniversary of […]

Governor reinstates face mask mandate

Louisiana surpasses 4,000 known COVID-19 deaths

BY: - August 6, 2020

Louisiana surpassed 4,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19, though the actual death toll is assumed to be higher since some people suspected to have the virus died without being tested for it. The state recorded 50 new deaths Thursday, bringing the official count to 4,028, according to the Louisiana Department of Health. Those newly reported deaths […]


COVID-19 was never a Black people disease; it was just killing mostly Black people

BY: - July 15, 2020

“Maybe next time you see Black people in trouble you’ll help. Maybe.” — Richard Pryor, in a 1983 routine recorded at New Orleans’ Saenger Theatre. David Jackson, a 45-year-old Black man who lives in New Orleans, is the Facebook friend who had the most shocking response to a pair of questions I recently posted: How […]