Love Outreach Family Worship Church is volunteering to host the event that will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to join the fight against COVID-19 and protect people in rural Northshore communities, said Rev. Vincent Price.
Dr. Tim Peterson said convalescent plasma is still an important tool in the fight against COVID, but while only donations from those with a documented case within six months of the donation are used to treat COVID patients all blood is tested and all donors get the results.
“I’m an ER doc in the off-time and worked this weekend in New Orleans and we and accepted an acute heart attack patient who had to bypass 6 separate hospitals to get to us with an acute active heart attack which will be a worse outcome for that patient,” said Kanter.
The City of Hammond’s Downtown Development District says it’s moving forward with its annual ‘Hot August Night’ outdoor festival as scheduled on Fri., Aug. 27, and that they will put COVID-19 guidelines in place.
One week after receiving the COVID vaccine, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise sent out a tweet arguing the CDC’s face mask advisory for both the vaccinated and unvaccinated. He said it only discourages people from getting the vaccine in the first place.
Hospitals across Baton Rouge continue to report large numbers of COVID patients with most of them being people who are unvaccinated. Still, the majority of people in Louisiana have not gotten the shot. One couple spoke with WAFB to explain why they are not choosing to get the shot.
Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards and District Attorney Scott Perrilloux, along with anonymous business leaders, are the latest to donate to COVID 100, a cash incentive program facilitated by the North Oaks Health System of Hammond geared towards handing out cash payments to those receiving vaccines.