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CDC, FDA gearing up for fall vaccine campaign with US in ‘strongest position yet’ | KTVE

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www.myarklamiss.com – Joseph Choi – 2023-08-25 05:20:27

SUMMARY: Federal health authorities are preparing for the upcoming respiratory viral season, including COVID-19, flu, and RSV. They are optimistic due to the high rate of COVID-19 immunity among individuals 16 and older in the US. New vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna, and Novavax are expected to be available in mid-September. The vaccines provide robust protection against the omicron subvariant but their effectiveness against other strains is still unclear. There are indications that seniors or immunocompromised individuals may require a second COVID-19 vaccine dose. This year also marks the availability of preventive medicines against RSV for the first time. The challenge lies in ensuring vaccine uptake is as high as possible.

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UPDATE: 65-year-old woman killed in Saturday’s drive-by shooting – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Crystal Stevenson – 2024-03-03 18:17:51

SUMMARY: On the evening of Saturday, March 3, 2024, a 65-year-old woman named Annette D. Touvell was fatally wounded during a drive-by shooting incident on West Tank Farm Road. She was inside her residence when multiple gunshots were fired and a stray bullet struck her. Touvell was taken to a local hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries. Another nearby home was hit, but no one else was injured. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the case, with Det. Lauren Manuel leading the inquiry. They are looking for a specific car, canvassing for more footage, and appealing to the public for any information that may help their investigation.

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Fog on Monday morning; storms arrive late Monday and Tuesday

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www.youtube.com – – 2024-03-03 17:58:15

SUMMARY: The speaker discusses the potential for heavy rain and thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday, with a dense fog advisory in place for the early morning hours. Temperatures are expected to reach the upper seventies on Monday before the rain moves in. Tuesday may bring more rain in the morning, with a weak front passing through by the afternoon. The speaker also mentions the upcoming daylight saving time change on Sunday, advising viewers to prepare for the loss of sleep. Overall, the weather outlook includes rain, fog, and a cool down towards the end of the week.

Meteorologist Alexandra Cranford has the forecast at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2024.

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Cowboys look to celebrate with victory – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Jim Gazzolo – 2024-03-03 11:34:21

SUMMARY: The McNeese State Cowboys will celebrate their Southland Conference regular season championship regardless of the outcome of their game against Houston Christian. The game on Monday night marks an opportunity for the Cowboys, who have the top seed in the Southland Conference Tournament, to practice ahead of the tournament where they hope to claim the tourney title. With an impressive record of 26-3, the team has significantly improved over last season. Coach Will Wade emphasizes readiness despite their earlier 51-point victory over HCU. The Cowboys will conclude their regular season on Wednesday against New Orleans. Players like Christian Shumate and Shahada Wells are highlighted for their contributions to the team's success.

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