11:30 LRN Newscast Dec 29

VA homes in Louisiana began rollout of COVID vaccines Monday. Brandee Patrick, spokesperson for the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs said two of their facilities began vaccinations and so far no one has experienced a reaction to the vaccine.

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They will continue roll out for vaccines this week and then a follow up for the second dose of the Modenra vaccine.

A Legislative task force is studying whether Louisiana should move to a closed primary system and will submit its recommendations by the next regular session. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says the current jungle primary system was implemented in 1975 to limit Democrat on Democrat attacks during statewide elections.

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Nine months into the pandemic some OB/GYN clinics are seeing an influx of patients, but it’s not what you think. Dr. Karli Boggs, Clinical Director at the LSU Clinic at Women’s Hospital in Baton Rouge says many of their new patients are women who lost health insurance along with the jobs, and now have Medicaid coverage. Boggs says the average wait to schedule a gynecological visit as opposed to obstetrics is three months or more.

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Former Governor Edwin Edwards turned down a COVID vaccine over the weekend when he was at LSU-Health Shreveport for routine medical tests. Edwards biographer Leo Honeycutt says 93-year-old Edwards has tested negative for COVID three times in the past two months but didn’t want to jump the line for a vaccine.
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