9:30 LRN Newscast June 29

LSU Health New Orleans researcher Doctor Paul Fidel suggests that the M-M-R vaccine that’s given to children could help prevent severe complications of COVID-19 in adults. Fidel says trials are set to begin soon…
cut 5 (09) “….potentially helping people”
Fidel says the M-M-R vaccine could be a reason why children are mostly not affected by the coronavirus.

Louisiana reported nearly 15-hundred new cases on Sunday. That includes positive tests that came in on Saturday. Louisiana will be in Phase Two until late July, which means school buses can only have a maximum capacity of 50-percent. State Education Superintendent Cade Brumley says that will create issues when it comes to getting students to and from school…
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A new report from Center for Planning Excellence and UrbanFootprint ranks Louisiana third in the nation for having a high risk of evictions when federal assistance expires on July 31st. CPEX CEO Camille Manning-Broome says up to 130-thousand households across Louisiana are at risk of evictions
Cut 7 (12) “magnitude.”
Manning-Broome hopes Congress recognizes the problem and provides federal assistance to avoid a wave of evictions.

Meanwhile, the state is close to providing a 250-dollar hazard paycheck to essential workers who make less than 50-thousand dollars a year and were required to report to work in the few weeks of the economic shutdown. New Orleans Senator Troy Carter wishes they could provide more…
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The legislation to make this happen is close to final legislative approval.