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July 16, 2021

Gov. John Bel Edwards Press Conferences



Genre: News conference

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-07-16

Duration: 01:00:48

Subjects: Edwards, John Bel | COVID-19 pandemic | Coronaviruses | Public health | Vaccines


  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Duplantis, Tyler Speaker
  • O'Neal, Catherine Speaker
  • Kanter, Joseph Speaker


This press conference from July 16, 2021, features Governor John Bel Edwards discussing the state’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. He discusses the increase in COVID-19 case numbers in Louisiana due to the delta variant and the state’s low vaccination rate. It also includes comments by: Tyler Duplantis of the United Houma Nation; Dr. Catherine O’Neal, an infectious disease specialist at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge; and Dr. Joseph Kanter, the state health officer and medical director for the Louisiana Department of Health.