Gov. Edwards Overrules Legislature, Adds COVID19 Vaccine to School Immunization Schedule

December 16, 2021

  On Tuesday, Governor John Bel Edwards notified Louisiana House lawmakers that he will add the COVID-19 vaccine to Louisiana’s school immunization schedule despite their attempts to block the new regulation earlier this month. The House Health and Welfare Committee voted 13-2 against the plan earlier this month. All Republican members of the committee voted […]

Who Is Dying in Louisiana From COVID-19?

August 26, 2021

Governor John Bel Edwards announced today that a Louisiana child who was less than one-year-old died this week from COVID-19.  “Today, the Louisiana Department of Health confirms the death of a child under the age of 1- the first of the fourth surge of COVID-19 in the state, which is largely driven by the stronger, […]

Why Anti-Vaxers Are Killing the Rest of Us

August 18, 2021

For the second time in three days, dozens of Anti-Mask, Anti-Vax protestors have disrupted a meeting of a Louisiana public body. Monday protestors created a near melee Monday at the Louisiana House Health & Welfare Committee meeting. Today, Louisiana’s Board of Elementary and Second Education (BESE) adjourned abruptly because demonstrators refused to wear masks in […]

How Safe Is It To Send Your Child to School This Fall?

August 9, 2021

Many of Louisiana’s almost 800,000 children have begun heading back to school for the fall semester. Although some Orleans Parish parents would prefer to keep their kids learning from home, most really don’t have a choice. Unless a young person has a qualifying medical condition, all Orleans Parish public school students are required to attend […]

Open Letter to the People Who Refuse To Get Vaccinated

August 6, 2021

Animosity is brewing, like the sizzling of water in a pot before turning into a roaring boil. There is no doubt. After a year of uncertainty, anxiety and despair, of lockdowns and the full stop of our lives as we knew them, we began to see light at the end of the tunnel. Modern science […]

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