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It’s been slow going vaccinating the state’s nursing home residents and staff. State Health Officer Dr. Joe Kanter says 93,600 Moderna vaccine doses have been allocated to a program and so far only 30-percent have been administered.

Cut 5  (12) “…faster.” 

The vaccine rollout in nursing homes is being conducted by CVS and Walgreens.

The Johnson and Johnson vaccine is looking like a decent option for those who have access to care issues in rural or undeveloped areas. Assistant Dean for Translational Science at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, Doctor Lucio Miele says the vaccine offers strong protection from the virus with an international average efficacy of 66-percent…

Cut 9 (11) “… South Africa.”

Over two dozen Republican Senators are seeking an audience with the President to protest his recent oil and gas executive orders like cancelling the Keystone Pipeline and the moratorium on new oil and gas leases on federal lands and waters. UL Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says because of redistricting and because the states most impacted are deeply red he doubts Biden will pay a price politically for his moves on climate change.

Cut 14 (07) “…support him.” 

Shreveport-Bossier is pushing to host the 2021 NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Basketball Regionals at the Brookshire Grocery Arena. Director of the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission, Kelly Wells, says proximity to schools makes Bossier City a prime location.

Cut 8 (13) “…prefer to drive.”