In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina slammed the Gulf Coast of the U.S. Following the hurricane, Inside Edition visited New Orleans hospitals that authorities were forced to flee. Inside Edition reporter Les Trent discovered abandoned rooms in two of the city's hospitals, as well as dangerously high water levels and garbage. Inside Edition was also given special access to film inside what was then known as the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. The stadium became a refuge for many residents.
Dozens of demonstrators marched to the gates of Armstrong Park in New Orleans in honor of Juneteenth, the traditional commemoration date of the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the U.S. (June 19) Quinn Laroux is a drag queen that gives tours that educate individuals on the history of sex workers and queer people in New Orleans. However, Covid-19 has forced Quinn to stop giving her tours and performing. Before tipoff between the Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans, all players, coaches and three referees knelt along the sideline during the national anthem. In the NBA's first game back as part of the league's restart at the Walt Disney World Resort, Donovan Mitchell and the Jazz use a strong fourth quarter to edge Zion Williamson and the Pelicans 106-104.
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✔️ Ochsner Health in New Orleans is one of two sites in Louisiana and among 120 across the globe participating in a COVID-19 vaccine study conducted by Pfzer Inc. and BioNTech SE. (July 31)