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September 1st, 2021 • 2021: Virtual
Covid-19 Surge Costs New Orleans Million of Dollars

EDITORS NOTE: #SPJNews21 students were assigned advance stories before the conference began. Many assignments were completed before much of Louisiana was shut down by Hurricane Ida.   Louisiana’s rise in COVID cases has created a domino effect because events that werepostponed to this fall are being canceled again.

September 1st, 2021 • 2021: Virtual
‘Unfair and unequal:’ Developing countries in Asia compare COVID-19 vaccine accessibility to USA

Iowa let 81,000 COVID-19 vaccines go to waste. Alabama threw 65,000 doses away. And Georgia destroyed over 110,000 vaccines. India — despite being a hub for vaccine manufacturers — has faced vaccine shortages. And in Thailand, residents beg their government to import them.