Public Health Desk

Xavier University of Louisiana

COVID-19 vaccine trials are underway in Louisiana, but there’s a national concern that these clinical trials won’t reflect the country’s racial and ethnic make-up.

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New Orleans will remain in Phase 2 of its coronavirus reopening as the rest of the state moves to Phase 3 on Friday under Gov. John Bel Edwards' order.

Ben Depp / For WWNO

Louisiana will move to Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan Friday, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced on Thursday.

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Dr. Alex Billioux, Louisiana’s assistant secretary of health for the Office of Public Health and a key leader in the response to the coronavirus pandemic, will resign at the end of the month.

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Gov. John Bel Edwards said he’ll announce a decision as soon as tomorrow on whether the state will stay in Phase 2 of the coronavirus reopening plan or move to fewer restrictions in Phase 3.

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