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The U-S Supreme Court has ruled against an abortion law passed in Louisiana requiring admitting privileges at a nearby hospital for abortion doctors. Monroe Senator Katrina Jackson authored the 2014 legislation and says the nation’s highest court struck down a law that would have protected the health of a pregnant woman

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If the measure became law, it would have shut down two of the state’s three remaining abortion clinics.

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 they plan to give the MMR vaccination to adult primates to see if it can prevent severe complications of COVID-19 and humans as well

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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.

If Louisiana is still in Phase Two when schools reopen in August then students who rely on busses could be in a bit of a bind, with busses limited to 50 percent occupancy.  State Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley says districts are working on solutions to the school bus capacity limit. Brumley says Phase Two school bus limitations and other restrictions mean students may be doing a split of distance and congregate learning should schools reopen without moving to Phase Three.

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