Just a few days before he was to be sworn-in as the federal representative from Louisiana’s 5th Congressional Distric, Luke Letlow has passed away from complications of COVID-19 infection. According to National Public Radio, Mr. Letlow, 41, had been fighting the infection since mid-December. His condition deteriorated, and he died on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. He leaves behind a wife and two children.
In 1918, a parade in the middle of the Spanish Flu pandemic triggered a severe epidemic of influenza in Philadelphia. With the first confirmed case of coronavirus reported in Philadelphia, city government officials have decided to go ahead with the St. Patrick’s Day parade.