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Louisiana Pastor: ‘True Christians Do Not Mind Dying’ Of Coronavirus If Infected At Church

Rev. Tony Spell, who already faces charges for ignoring a ban on public gatherings, bused people in for services.
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Louisiana Responds To Coronavirus With Rare Bipartisanship

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A simple gift from a bitter political rival — a medical mask emblazoned with Louisiana’s state seal — has helped Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards pound home a bipartisan plea for people to stay at home and avoid spreading the new coronavirus. The token from Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry — and Landry’s pledge to stand “shoulder to shoulder” with Edwards in the fight against the pandemic — marked a jaw-dropping truce in a state known for cantankerous politics. The r...
Tags: News, Ap, Italy, New Orleans, Fox News, Louisiana, Republican, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Trump, Blanco, Landry, Legislature, John Bel Edwards, Edwards, Republican House


How New Mexico Jump Started Aggressive COVID-19 Testing

In much of the country, even those with COVID-19 symptoms are struggling to get tested for the virus. But in New Mexico, an extremely rural and low income state, the governor announced last week that certain residents without symptoms can now get tested. New Mexico’s expansion of its testing eligibility — which now allows testing for asymptomatic people who are exposed to COVID-19 or who live in group living facilities like nursing homes  — is a testament to how quickly the state was able ...
Tags: News, Cdc, New Mexico, Louisiana, Albuquerque, Trump, Department Of Health, Mike Pence, Tierney Sneed, University of New Mexico, Santa Fe New Mexican, New York Washington, Heinrich, Kaiser Family Foundation, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Lujan Grisham


Easter weekend may yield most significant outbreak of severe weather so far in 2020

Portions of the southern United States will need to brace for a potentially significant, multi-day severe weather outbreak that could bring the threat of tornadoes -- and conditions may come together just in time for Easter weekend as cold air eases its grip across the Gulf states.Dry and chilly air, more typical of late February and early March, will sweep across much of the Central and Eastern states to end this week. Even though the cold air may stabilize the atmosphere enough to prevent seve...
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New Orleans’ Vibe Mid-Coronavirus, Post Mardi Gras

The rest of the country is giving us a hard time about having Mardi Gras. But Louisiana didn’t have a single confirmed Covid-19 case then.
Tags: News, Louisiana, Mardi Gras, New Orleans (La, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, New Orleans ' Vibe Mid Coronavirus Post Mardi Gras


United States: Louisiana Governor Edwards Issues Stay At Home Order - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

On March 22, 2020, the State of Louisiana issued a "stay at home" order directing all residents to stay home, except for essential activities, essential government functions, or to participate in...
Tags: News, United States, Louisiana, Stewart, Edwards, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak


‘The Purge’ Siren Used to Signal Curfew in Louisiana, Police Apologize

Police in Crowley, La., had to apologize after using the siren from the horror franchise “The Purge” to signal a curfew during the city’s quarantine. In order to stop the spread of coronavirus, the city has implemented a 9 p.m. curfew for residents, but many found the noise chosen for the siren eerily familiar. Louisiana […]
Tags: News, Louisiana, The Purge, Coronavirus, Signal Curfew, Crowley La


Coronavirus is disproportionately killing black Americans

Celebrities may be calling COVID-19 a "great equalizer," but statistics from across the U.S. show that's far from the truth. Coronavirus case numbers and death tolls have revealed the virus is disproportionately affecting black Americans in many parts of the country — though statistics from some of the hardest hit areas haven't been revealed yet, The New York Times reports.Black Americans make up just about a third of Louisiana's population. But according to numbers released Monday b...
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Surgeon General: I And Many Black Americans Are At Higher Risk Of COVID-19

Surgeon General Jerome Adams told CBS News Tuesday morning that African-Americans are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19. After agreeing that the CDC and the federal government should be tracking the impact of the coronavirus within different demographic groups, Adams said that his office had been discussing health equity prior to the coronavirus pandemic. “But my office, long before COVID-19, has been talking about health equity, has been talking about the need to help people understand w...
Tags: News, Cdc, Cbs News, America, Louisiana, Pearl Harbor, Adams, Jerome Adams, Summer Concepcion, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


ACLU suing for release of inmates at Louisiana facility where five prisoners have died

The ACLU sued the federal Bureau of Prisons on Monday, arguing that efforts to release inmates from a detention center in Oakdale, Louisiana, where five men have died from coronavirus, are moving too slowly.
Tags: Cnn, Aclu, Louisiana, Bureau of Prisons, Oakdale Louisiana


‘Nothing Works’: Hospitals Race To Train More Docs To Operate Ventilators

With COVID-19, it’s one step forward, two steps back. That’s what doctors battling the devastating viral lung infection on its frontlines are saying, as hospitals face shortages not only in ventilators to keep patients alive, but in doctors to operate them. The problem is particularly acute in the hotspot of New York City, which is projected to run out of ventilators this week. One doctor at a Manhattan hospital told TPM that he had been put on ventilator duty, despite being trained — and wor...
Tags: New York, News, New York City, New Orleans, Manhattan, Philadelphia, Louisiana, SEIU, Bronx, Tulane, Tulane University School of Medicine, Duane Morris, Denson, ICU, O'Rourke, Muckraker


Scale

One of the things that is lost in the tsunami of statistics about the COVID-19 epidemic is something as elementary as national and jurisdictional population. When we look at death tolls how does this compare to a country’s population. On this per capita basis Spain and Italy are far and away the worst hit major countries in the world. (I say major countries because some city states like San Marino or Andorra have outsized numbers with relatively few fatalities.) In Spain there have been 282 deat...
Tags: Usa, UK, New York, News, France, Spain, New Jersey, Italy, Louisiana, Andorra, San Marino, Josh Marshall, Editors' Blog


US surgeon general warns of 'Pearl Harbor moment' as Americans face 'hardest week'

* Jerome Adams reaches for second world war imagery * No White House briefing as president tweets instead * Coronavirus – US updates * Coronavirus – global updates * See all our coronavirus coverageThe US surgeon general warned the country on Sunday that it will face a “Pearl Harbor moment” in the next week, with an unprecedented numbers of coronavirus deaths expected coast to coast.“The next week is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment. It’s going to be our 9/11 moment,” Jerome Adams told NB...
Tags: New York, News, White House, US, Joe Biden, Cnn, Arkansas, New Orleans, Cbs, Fox News, Lafayette, Louisiana, Pbs, Biden, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump


Louisiana governor says state could run out of ventilators by end of the week if coronavirus cases continue to rise

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Sunday said his state could run out of ventilators by the end of the week if the number of confirmed coronavirus cases there continues to surge.
Tags: Cnn, Louisiana, John Bel Edwards


Governors warn of dire ventilator shortages as virus pandemic rages. Trump says some are playing 'politics'

"Some states have more ventilators than they need," Trump said Saturday. But governors in states like New York and Louisiana say dire shortages loom.
Tags: New York, News, Louisiana, Trump


Louisiana governor says state could run out of ventilators by end of the week

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Sunday said his state could run out of ventilators by the end of the week if the number of confirmed coronavirus cases there continue to surge.
Tags: News, Stories, Louisiana, John Bel Edwards


Blackwell to pastor: Do you believe in the coronavirus science?

CNN's Victor Blackwell speaks with Pastor Tony Spell, who has decided to keep his Louisiana church open as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread in the US.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, Louisiana, Victor Blackwell, BLACKWELL, Tony Spell


Governors warn of dire ventilator shortages as virus pandemic rages. Trump says some are playing 'politics'

"Some states have more ventilators than they need," Trump said Saturday. But governors in states like New York and Louisiana say dire shortages loom.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, New York, News, Louisiana, Usa Today, Trump


'We're gonna die': migrants in US jail beg for deportation due to Covid-19 exposure

Ice detainees isolated after one had Covid-19 symptoms tell the Guardian that cries for help and protection have gone ignored * Coronavirus – latest US updates * Coronavirus – latest global updates * See all our coronavirus coverageDetainees in a US immigration jail are begging to be released after potential Covid-19 exposure, saying the conditions are so brutal that they would rather suffer deportation than remain locked up.Three men incarcerated at the Winn correctional center in a remote p...
Tags: New York, News, California, US, Iran, Colombia, Guardian, Louisiana, El Salvador, Guatemala, Alexandria, Winn, Bryan Cox, Customs Enforcement ICE, ASF, Asgari


Barr orders increase in home confinement as virus surges

Attorney General William Barr ordered the Bureau of Prisons on Friday to increase the use of home confinement and expedite the release of eligible high-risk inmates at three federal prisons where coronavirus cases have skyrocketed. Officials were told to give highest priority to inmates who are being held at FCC Oakdale, a prison complex in Louisiana where five inmates have died and more than a dozen others remain hospitalized. Also listed were FCI Elkton in Ohio — where three inmates have die...
Tags: News, Connecticut, Ohio, Louisiana, Elkton, Bureau of Prisons, FCI, William Barr, FCC Oakdale, FCI Danbury


Women in ICE custody plead for release amid pandemic

Immigrant women detained in rural Louisiana feel powerless to shield themselves from the rapidly-spreading coronavirus. They're asking the U.S. not to forget about them.
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Barr Expands Early Release of Inmates at Prisons Seeing More Coronavirus Cases

The attorney general directed the Bureau of Prisons to prioritize the early release of some prisoners from federal correctional institutions in Louisiana, Connecticut and Ohio.
Tags: News, Connecticut, Ohio, Louisiana, Relief, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Barr, Bureau of Prisons, United States Politics and Government, Prisons and Prisoners, Quarantines, William P, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Aid, and Economic Security Act (2020, Louisiana Connecticut


Life, Covid-Free, After 22 Days in the Hospital

Mark Frilot, and his wife, Heaven, became ambassadors of a sort — of the seriousness of coronavirus — to their conservative Louisiana community.
Tags: News, Hospitals, Louisiana, Heaven, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Mark Frilot, Ventilators (Medical


New York in 'race against time' as Trump stresses face masks are voluntary

Two of the principal U.S. coronavirus hot spots - New York and Louisiana - reported their biggest jumps in COVID-19 deaths yet on Friday, as the White House sent mixed messages on whether Americans should cover their face if they venture outdoors. Surging deaths in New York City and New Orleans showed that a wave of lethal coronavirus infections expected to overwhelm hospitals, even in relatively affluent, urban areas with extensive healthcare systems, has begun to crash down on the United Stat...
Tags: New York, News, White House, New York City, United States, New Orleans, Louisiana, Trump, COVID


United States: Louisiana Department Of Health Directs Louisiana Healthcare Providers To Transition All Services To Telehealth When Medically Appropriate - Butler Snow LLP

On March 19, in further response to the public health emergency that he declared on March 11, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued a proclamation announcing additional measures to ...
Tags: News, United States, Louisiana, John Bel Edwards, Louisiana Department of Health


Birx warns of coming coronavirus hot spots across the U.S.

Louisiana is poised to become the next epicenter of the coronavirus crisis, White House officials said Thursday, citing new data that shows that 26 percent of the tests for COVID-19 in that state in recent days have come back positive.
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Louisiana reports 2,700 virus cases in a day

Tracking virus cases | Newsletter | Podcast | Q&A
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In just one day, Louisiana reports 2,700 new cases and 37 new deaths from coronavirus

Gov. John Bel Edwards said he will extend the state's stay-at-home order until April 30 as the numbers of coronavirus cases and deaths surge.
Tags: Cnn, Louisiana, John Bel Edwards


Why is New Orleans' coronavirus death rate twice New York's? Obesity is a factor

Doctors, public health officials and available data say the Big Easy's high levels of obesity and related ailments may be part of the problem. "We're just sicker," said Rebekah Gee, who until January was the health secretary for Louisiana and now heads Louisiana State University's healthcare services division.
Tags: News, New Orleans, Louisiana, Louisiana State University, Rebekah Gee


United States: Louisiana Governor Issues Statewide Stay At Home Order; Medicine And Non-Elective Medical Care And Treatment May Still Be Obtained - Butler Snow LLP

On March 22, in continued response to the public health emergency that he declared on March 11, and due to the "critical shortages of healthcare equipment...
Tags: News, United States, Louisiana



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