President Joe Biden today asked states to consider paying people $100 each to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The president saying cash incentives have proven to work in some parts of the country. And that includes a program just launched in Hammond Louisiana.
The Presidents and Chancellors of the Southeastern Conference voted unanimously to extend membership invitations to the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas to join the SEC effective July 1, 2025.
By Adrian Dubose | LSU Manship School News Service
Although state health officials have approved student vaccine mandates at four private colleges, LSU and the University of Louisiana System do not plan to seek a similar mandate until federal regulators fully approve the COVID-19 vaccines now being distributed.
Gov. John Bel Edwards released two public service announcements encouraging young people to take the COVID-19 vaccines, featuring National Spelling Bee Champion and Guinness Book World Record Holder Zaila Avant-garde.
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.
The Penthouse Club, a Baton Rouge strip club, has been approved for $1.1 million from a federal grant program tied to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report published by the Baton Rouge Business Report.