The death rates — posted online this week by federal health authorities — add to the growing body of evidence that the number of lives lost directly or indirectly to the coronavirus in the U.S. is far greater than the officially reported COVID-19 death toll of nearly 600,000 in 2020-21.
Legislative auditors and leaders with the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) are at odds over whether employees at LWC broke the rules after an audit shows they got double paychecks at the height of the pandemic.
Envoys from World Trade Organization member nations are taking up a proposal to ease patents and other intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines to help developing countries fight the pandemic.
An article on seven U.S. teen boys in several states, published online Friday in Pediatrics, is among the latest reports of heart inflammation discovered after COVID-19 vaccination, though a link to the vaccine has not been proven.
The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) announced today its Board of Directors has adopted a policy position calling on state leaders to end the federal unemployment enhancement payments before their planned expiration in September.
Louisiana lawmakers Thursday gave final passage to an effort pushed by Republican House Speaker Clay Schexnayder to begin the centralization of the state’s sales tax collections, a long-sought goal of business organizations.
The International Olympic Committee says more than 80% of athletes and staff staying in the Olympic Village on Tokyo Bay will be vaccinated — and they are expected to remain largely in a bubble at the village and venues.
The Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) is partnering with the Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) to encourage people across the state to get vaccinated to protect themselves from COVID-19.
More than 2.7 million adults signed up for the $1 million prize and more than 104,000 children ages 12 to 17 entered the drawing for the college scholarship, which includes tuition, room and board, and books.
A Baton Rouge woman appeared in federal court Thursday, May 27, and pleaded not guilty to charges in connection with an alleged scheme to falsely obtain unemployment benefits following the 2016 floods and during the pandemic.