4:30 LRN Newscast July 31

Ochsner Health System officials announced today that they would be among the 120 sites around the world doing clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine. This one is by pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer. Dr. Julia Garcia-Diaz, Ochsner’s director of clinical infectious disease research, said she expects to enroll up to 300 participants.

LSU football coach Ed Orgeron looks forward to playing a ten-game SEC schedule this season.

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Governor Edwards warns residents to prepare to deal with the current restrictions for at least another few weeks as he plans on extending his Phase Two order once it expires next week. Edwards has faced criticism from some Republican lawmakers over the restrictions, but Edwards says he’s following White House guidance…

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Former Klan leader and state lawmaker David Duke has been banned from Twitter for “repeated violations of the Twitter rules on hateful conduct.” YouTube banned Duke last month and Tyler Bridges, Author of The Rise and Fall of David Duke, says the former gubernatorial candidate is running out of places to spread his message.

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Duke last ran for office in 2016, getting 58,000 votes in a campaign for the Senate seat that was won by John Kennedy.