A Grim Milestone: Louisiana Passes 10k COVID-19 Deaths

March 22, 2021

According to the Louisiana Department of Health, more than 10,000 Louisianans have died from COVID-19. “10, 000 lives lost in one year. Any loss of life is tragic, but a loss this large is stunning,” said Dr. Courtney N. Phillips, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health. “For context, that means we have lost more […]

Vaccine Heroes: The Women of Color in Charge of InclusivCare

March 11, 2021

InclusivCare has been helping underserved minority communities for 17 years. To celebrate Martin Luther King’s Day, they held a massive COVID vaccine drive. I spoke with CEO, Dr. Shondra Williams, and COO, Dr. Dwana Green about their organization, their accomplishments, and what those accomplishments mean as women of color. InclusivCare services the Marrero, Kenner, Avondale, […]

New Orleans Archdiocese Discourages Catholics From Getting the “Morally Compromised” J&J Vaccine

March 2, 2021

The Archdiocese of New Orleans recently released a statement labeling the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine “morally compromised.” They discouraged Catholics from getting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, advising them to instead get the previously released Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.  The church’s statement explained that, under guidance from the Vatican, the United States Conference of […]

Ready to Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine? Here’s How to Get on New Orleans’ Waitlist

February 11, 2021

The New Orleans Health Department announced the launch of a Citywide Vaccine Waitlist today to help eligible individuals connect with vaccination locations.  This government-run sign-up method centralizes the vaccine appointment process, which previously involved residents directly reaching out to pharmacies, clinics, and hospitals to get on their waitlists for vaccination appointments.  To get on the […]

Grading the Trumpian Coup: A COIN Analyst Reacts

January 26, 2021

Author’s note: I don’t claim to be the world’s foremost expert on extra-legal campaigns to usurp power, but neither am I a completely unqualified bar stool-patriot here to mansplain tyranny. I am a retired 35-D. That would be an Army Intelligence officer, for those who are unfamiliar with the designator. That required many long days […]

Saints’ Offense Slowly Ascending to Match Defense

January 12, 2021

Over the years, if the New Orleans Saints are brought up explosive offense orchestrated by a Hall-of-Fame quarterback comes to mind. However, this season the Saints are enjoying success by grinding out games behind a Super Bowl-caliber defense that the other side of the ball has to catch up to in these presumed twilight games […]

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