The latest economic output data indicates Lafayette is still in flux as it recovers from the economic impact of the pandemic. We’re gaining ground, but not as quickly as we need.
Acadiana is seeing roughly 300 new cases each day over the past two weeks. The highly contagious BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants are driving the uptick.
It’s a far cry from January, when about 1,500 new cases were reported per day at the peak of the omicron surge. It’s also not as high as the delta surge last September, when about 440 cases per day were reported.
Source: The Advocate
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Compared with other rural communities, St. Landry Parish mounted a better pandemic response and has rivaled wealthier, urban peers. It has the second highest vaccination rate in Acadiana, sneaking up just behind Lafayette Parish.
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Gun violence climbed substantially in 2020, and 2021 is currently on a similar track. Homicides overall are also up, though smaller than the size of the national spike. Lafayette police reassured community members this week that they are working to tamp down the violence.
An influx of spending related to hurricane recovery and federal coronavirus stimulus is masking a still struggling economy.
At the heart of the suits filed against Ochsner and Lourdes is the contention that with Covid vaccines, hospitals have done something new and overreached on civil liberties.