ETC… For Friday, December 24, 2021

The missing juvenile the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office posted on Wednesday, Dec. 22nd has now been safely located.  As usual, the original post has been removed to avoid confusion and for the safety of the juvenile.  We thank everyone for sharing the post and assisting in this matter.

A reminder to throw away carefully after Christmas.  Thieves love to cruise by your house the trash day after Christmas and shop for things to steal.  If you leave the box in plain sight, the bad guys will know you got a new, bright, shiny whatever.  Don’t give them a chance.

The Louisiana Department of Health is pausing administration of monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatments at LDH-run mAb treatment sites in response to a federal decision to cease state allocations.  LDH sites previously offered two mAb treatments: REGEN-COV and bamlanivimab and etesevimab administered together. However, recent data demonstrate that these two monoclonal antibodies are not effective against the Omicron variant, which is now the dominant variant circulating in the U.S.