Black-led organizations break ground on New Orleans anti-flooding projects

Black-led organizations break ground on New Orleans anti-flooding projects

New Orleans has seen several tropical storms and hurricanes this year. Now Black-led community organizations are breaking ground on green infrastructure projects to combat severe flooding. Angela Chalk, the executive director of Healthy Community Services, joins CBSN “Red and Blue”…

When will Pfizer's COVID vaccine be available for children?

When will Pfizer’s COVID vaccine be available for children?

The Wall Street Journal reports it may be November before the the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is authorized for children aged 5 though 11. Meanwhile, as states impose vaccine mandates for health care workers, some employees are resisting. Dr. Toni Gross,…

Controversy over COVID-19 vaccine booster shot plan

Controversy over COVID-19 vaccine booster shot plan

Two senior U.S. vaccine regulators who are leaving the FDA have come out against the White House plan to roll out COVID-19 vaccine booster shots. A group of international scientists published research in The Lancet on Monday concluding that while…

President Biden visits hurricane-devastated Louisiana

President Biden visits hurricane-devastated Louisiana

Days after Hurricane Ida ripped through Louisiana, President Biden touched down in Air Force One to survey the widespread damage. CBS News correspondent Mireya Villarreal reports from New Orleans, and Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng joins CBSN’s Lana Zak…

Hundreds of thousands still without power as Ida recovery efforts begin

Hundreds of thousands still without power as Ida recovery efforts begin

Nearly a million utility customers along southeast Louisiana are still without power after Hurricane Ida battered the region, and things could stay that way for as long as a month, meaning no air conditioning in dangerous summer heat. Hundreds of…

Massive emergency response in Louisiana after Ida blasts Gulf Coast

Massive emergency response in Louisiana after Ida blasts Gulf Coast

A massive emergency response is underway after Hurricane Ida blasted the Gulf Coast. The storm delivered its hardest blow to Louisiana, where residents who evacuated were urged to stay away while first responders look for survivors. CBS News correspondent Michael…

Doctor on how hospitals in New Orleans are dealing with COVID-19 and damage from Ida

Doctor on how hospitals in New Orleans are dealing with COVID-19 and damage from Ida

Dr. Mark Kline, physician-in-chief at Children’s Hospital New Orleans, joins CBSN to discuss the impact Hurricane Ida has had on his hospital amid a rise in pediatric COVID-19 hospitalizations. CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live,…

Hurricane Ida: Louisiana assesses damage after storm - BBC News

Hurricane Ida: Louisiana assesses damage after storm – BBC News

The day after the category four hurricane hit Louisiana, over a million are left without electricity. With wind gusts of up to 172mph (277km/h), the storm tied the state’s previous record for wind speed. Heavy rains and a dangerous storm…

More flooding expected as Ida moves inland

More flooding expected as Ida moves inland

Ida has weakened after hitting Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane, but it is expected to continue dumping rain as it moves to the northeast, raising the risk of dangerous flash flooding. CBS News meteorologist and climate specialist Jeff Berardelli…

New Orleans doctor on COVID-19 and Hurricane Ida's impact on hospitals

New Orleans doctor on COVID-19 and Hurricane Ida’s impact on hospitals

Ida struck Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane as hospitals and intensive care units in the state remain filled with coronavirus patients. Dr. Toni Gross, chief of the emergency department at Children’s Hospital New Orleans, joined CBSN to discuss the…