COVID-19

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Pollution linked to virus transmission

For more than 20 years, LSU Chemical Engineering Professor Kalliat T. Valsaraj’s research has focused on atmospheric aerosols and environmental behavior, including investigating issues like India’s poor air quality for more than 10 years.
Valsaraj and his colleagues have turned their attention to a new problem in their recently published article in Environmental Research titled, “Potential Link Between Compromised Air Quality and Transmission of the Novel Corona Virus (SARS-CoV-2) in Affected Areas.”

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Rev. Kayla Givs

Feeding program wants to use Southeast Center

Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot is to negotiate a request from the Rev. Kayla Givs to use the Southeast Community Center seven days a week for an after-school feeding program.
Givs is pastor of Restoring God’s Glory Ministries Inc. that has been using the facility since the COVID-19 outbreak for feeding programs.
At Tuesday’s city Board meeting, Givs said the six-week program fed 12,000 meals to the elderly, disabled and veterans.

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4th child death related to COVID-19

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is reporting a fourth death related to Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19.
MIS-C is a serious health condition in young people less than 21 years of age where different body organs can become inflamed and fail. These include the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes or gastrointestinal organs.
Children with MIS-C may have a fever and various symptoms, including abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, neck pain, rash, bloodshot eyes or feeling extra tired.

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UL Lafayette summer 2020 commencement caps historic academic, pandemic year

Fireworks capped the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Summer 2020 Commencement Friday at Cajun Field, a historic ceremony that was held outside because of bans on large gatherings as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
UL Lafayette’s 320 total Summer 2020 graduates also capped a historic 2019-2020 academic year. They are among the most graduates in one academic year in school history.
During 2019-2020, a total of 3,610 students earned degrees. A University record 636 master’s degrees were conferred – and the records don’t stop there.

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Tom Purcell

The longer we’re isolated, the less productive we get

COVID-19 is getting old — particularly for employees who’ve been working from home for months.
That’s the finding of a Wall Street Journal article, “Companies Start to Think Remote Work Isn’t So Great After All.”
Early on, when millions stopped commuting and started working from home, many companies saw good results. Work was getting done. Most employees enjoyed it. Companies saw an opportunity to reduce future office overhead costs by making remote work part of their long-term strategy.
But that was before cracks began to emerge in the work-from-home model.

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