MANDEVILLE – Water purification company MECO has been ramping up production of systems required in biopharmaceutical research and development as global biopharmaceutical companies race to create the first COVID-19 vaccine. For more than 90 years, MECO has provided water purification systems to industries around the world. MECO water is used...
NEW ORLEANS – One of New Orleans’ most famous restaurants, K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen, announced it will be closing permanently. The restaurant was created by famed chef Paul Prudhomme in 1979. After his death in 2015, his niece Brenda and her husband Paul Miller have been in charge. In a release,...
BATON ROUGE (AP) — The number of COVID-19 cases reported in Louisiana jumped by more than 1,356 Tuesday, and the number of people hospitalized with the disease ticked up by 16. The increase to a total of 51,595 cases was the largest single-day jump in reported cases since early April —...
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rebounded a record 44.3% in May after a record-breaking decline the previous month, as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic sidelined both buyers and sellers. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its index of...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A task force of New Orleans health and safety officials will help the city crack down on large gatherings and businesses that don’t comply with social distancing orders as Louisiana deals with a surge of new COVID-19 cases. Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced the task force — which will...
NEW ORLEANS — Biotech company MDR Logix LLC said that additional testing of its lead product, MDR504, has shown positive results in the fight against COVID-19. According to findings published on bioRxiv, a “preprint repository for the biological sciences,” MDR504 has proven to be very effective in an animal...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will pay Pfizer nearly $2 billion for a December delivery of 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine the pharmaceutical company is developing, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced Wednesday. The U.S. could buy another 500 million doses under the agreement, Azar...
BATON ROUGE (AP) — The federal government is setting up four new drive-thru coronavirus testing sites in Louisiana’s capital city, which is seeing spikes in confirmed cases of the COVID-19 disease. Baton Rouge’s mayor, Sharon Weston Broome, said the sites will open Tuesday and operate seven days a week from...
NEW ORLEANS – Cox Communications announced that, in partnership with the James M. Cox Foundation, it is donating face masks to help hospitals protect healthcare professionals, hospital staff and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The James M. Cox Foundation is the charitable arm of Cox Enterprises, the parent company of...
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana has recorded its largest daily coronavirus case spike since April, and the mayor of Baton Rouge announced Wednesday that she is requiring people to wear masks inside businesses in hopes of stemming the worrisome spread of the disease. Nearly 2,100 new cases of the COVID-19 disease caused...