8:30 LRN Newscast June 29

It may not be an inoculation to the coronavirus, but could a vaccine for measles, mumps, and rubella help prevent the most severe complications of COVID-19 in adults? Kevin Barnhart explains.
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LSU epidemiologist Edward Trapido with the LSU School of Public Health tells the Reveille he would not recommend that fans watch games inside Tiger Stadium this season. One of Trapido’s colleagues, Susanne Straif-Bourgeois, calls it a logistical nightmare.

Legislation to give front line workers a 250-dollar check for hazard pay nears final legislative passage. The bill needs House approval on Senate changes before it heads to the governor’s desk. It passed out of the Senate on a 38-0 vote. Monroe Senator Jay Morris says federal coronavirus relief dollars will pay for the stimulus check…
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Front line or essential workers will be eligible for this 250-dollar check if they make less than 50-thousand dollars a year.

Housing advocates are concerned that up to 130-thousand households across Louisiana are at risk of evictions when federal assistance expires on July 31st. Urban footprint CEO Joe Distefano says a wave of evictions at this scale would destabilize communities and strain state services…
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Distefano is calling on Congress to provide more rental assistance dollars.