7:30 LRN Newscast June 29

The state Department of Education says school bus capacity will be capped at 50 percent if the state remains in Phase Two when classes resume in August. Matt Doyle has more.
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Louisiana has surpassed 56-thousand positive coronavirus cases as the state reported nearly 15-hundred new cases yesterday. That includes both Saturday and Sunday. Governor John Bel Edwards tweeted out that 43-percent of the new cases are from people 29-years old or younger.

A common childhood vaccine might help prevent severe lung inflammation and sepsis if a person is infected with COVID-19. LSU Health New Orleans researcher Dr. Paul Fidel says MMR can help boost an adult’s immune system to mount a more effective defense.
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Fidel says animal and human trials are set to start on this theory.

The Center for Planning Excellence and UrbanFootprint says Louisiana ranks third nationally at having a high risk of evictions when federal assistance expires on July 31st. Urban Footprint CEO Joe Distefano says 130-thousand households across Louisiana are at risk of evictions, because of high unemployment in the service and hospitality sectors…
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Distefano says they are hoping Congress can provide more relief to avoid an eviction crisis.