Paula Burch-Celentano / Tulane University

More than 100 Louisiana pharmacies will start receiving the state’s first batches of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Monday.

Courtesy of Maeve Wallace

Maeve Wallace, PhD, studies maternal mortality. Specifically, she studies the violent deaths of pregnant and postpartum women. She’s known for years that guns are involved in most cases of maternal mortality. But Wallace has never been able to recommend gun-restricting policies in her federally funded research papers or request federal funding for gun violence research — until now.

Paula Burch / Tulane University

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Thursday that an additional 640,000 Louisianans will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines when the state enters the next stage of distribution next week.

Ashley Dean / WWNO

There’s no overselling the value of a good local bar, restaurant or cafe — and that’s doubly true in New Orleans. Eating, drinking and being together are at the heart of our culture perhaps more than any other American city.

Ben Depp for WWNO

New Orleans’ bars and breweries are being forced to halt indoor service, as the city’s COVID-19 test percent positivity rate has remained above 5 percent for two straight weeks.