MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Fri, 18 Sep 2020 23:19:54 +0000 Pence urges Louisiana schools reopen amid surge http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/1a21301afcda492295de7c8f615d0f5e Vice President Mike Pence insisted Tuesday schools should reopen to in-person instruction for students, making the point in Louisiana as the state has reemerged as one of the nation's hot spots for the coronavirus. (July 14) 1a21301afcda492295de7c8f615d0f5e Tue, 14 Jul 2020 22:51:55 +0000 RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLYSHOTLIST:++AUDIO AS INCOMING++US NETWORK POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLYBaton Rouge, Louisiana - 14 July 20201. SOUNDBITE (English) Mike Pence, US Vice President:"I want to say to all the people of Louisiana and all that are gathered here that on behalf of the president, on behalf of all of us working around the clock we're with you and we're going to stay with you until we put this coronavirus in the past here at Louisiana and all  across America."++WHITE FLASH++2. SOUNDBITE (English) Mike Pence, US Vice President"We are in a much better position today to deal with this pandemic than when Louisiana confronted, slowed the spread and flattened the curve early on. The people of Louisiana did it before. I have every confidence that working closely with you, closely with your team, that we will do it again. We'll focus on saving lives, flattening the curve, protecting the most vulnerable, and opening up Louisiana again and opening up the schools of Louisiana."++WHITE FLASH++3. SOUNDBITE (English) Mike Pence, US Vice President"We're here to support you. We're here to support your efforts and to get our kids back on great campuses like this one, to get our kids back into the classroom. It's the right thing to do for our for our young people. It's also the right thing to do for working families who face a tremendous burden during the course of this four-month pandemic. And it's the right thing to do for America."++ENDS ON SOUNDBITE++STORYLINE: Vice President Mike Pence insisted Tuesday schools should reopen to in-person instruction for students, making the point in Louisiana as the state has reemerged as one of the nation's hot spots for the coronavirus only months after signs pointed to a successful outbreak response.Appearing at Louisiana State University, the Republican vice president described the nation as "in a much better position today to deal with the pandemic" even as virus cases surge across much of the country. He and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos called for students at every level from elementary school through college to return to classrooms, with Pence calling that critical to reopening the country."It's the right thing to do for our children. It's also the right thing to do for families," Pence said at Tiger Stadium, where he met with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, members of the congressional delegation and state higher education officials.Louisiana isn't throwing open the doors to all students this fall, but is taking a measured approach to restarting schools. Before heading to LSU, Pence visited the state's emergency operations center, which is the operational hub of Louisiana's response to the COVID-19 disease caused by the coronavirus."We're with you, and we're going to stay with you until we put this coronavirus in the past," Pence pledged to Edwards and Louisiana officials.One official Pence did not see during his trip was Republican state Attorney General Jeff Landry, who announced Tuesday that he's tested positive for the coronavirus  and is in quarantine. Landry's spokesman says the attorney general is showing no symptoms of COVID-19.Louisiana's confirmed caseload is growing fast, and its infection and hospitalization rates are surging, worrying public health experts in a state that previously seemed to be successfully flattening the curve of infections.For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms. 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Vice President Mike Pence insisted Tuesday schools should reopen to in-person instruction for students, making the point in Louisiana as the state has reemerged as one of the nation's hot spots for the coronavirus. (July 14) Pence urges Louisiana schools reopen amid surge