10:30 AM LRN Newscast Jan 30

Of the 93-thousand vaccine doses allocated for nursing home residents and staff in the state, only 30-percent have been administered. Jeff Palermo has more.

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On Friday Julia ‘Hurricane’ Hawkins of Baton Rouge who will turn 105 next Saturday received her second COVID vaccination. The LSU alum is also known as record-setting runner. She has lived through the Spanish Flu and polio. She says she’s looking forward to visiting with her family soon and encourages everyone to be vaccinated.

Johnson and Johnson announced Friday that its one-dose COVID vaccine offers strong protection. Assistant Dean for Translational Science at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, Doctor Lucio Miele says it has an average 66-percent efficacy rate of preventing moderate to severe illnesses like pneumonia or other breathing difficulties the efficacy of preventing serious illness is 85-percent.

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The Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission has submitted a bid to host the 2021 NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Basketball Regionals. If awarded, the Brookshire Grocery Arena will host the event in March.  Director of the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission, Kelly Wells says their proximity to schools makes it a prime location.

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