04/14/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends

The New Normal of Grieving

As COVID-related deaths rose over the past year, “It’s sad that it was becoming routine. It’s terrifying and sad.”

Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Happy Look Up at the Sky Day

It’s a bird, it’s a plane … it’s today’s super news: City Council approves a pilot program to add a protected bike lane to Harney Street, Nebraska halts Johnson & Johnson vaccines, and Gov. Ricketts declines to house misplaced migrant children.

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Around Omaha

  • The Omaha City Council unanimously approved a pilot program that will add a protected bike lane to Harney Street, stretching from 10th Street in the Old Market to Dewey Street in Midtown. 
  • The FDA halted the Johnson & Johnson vaccine rollout due to its connection to rare blood clots, causing concern among people working to build trust in Omaha’s minority communities.
  • The Big Garden, an Omaha nonprofit, is helping people grow their own healthy food and has become a source of nutrition for some communities. 
  • An Omaha police cruiser was hit by a driver going eastbound in a westbound lane of Dodge Street. An officer sustained minor injuries from the accident and was taken to UNMC. 
  • The Omaha City Council is looking to turn the economic equity and inclusion plan into an ordinance in order to address unemployment and encourage emerging businesses.

Around Nebraska

  • Following FDA and CDC recommendations, the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services has paused the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Four Corners Health doesn’t expect the pause to cause disruption, except for interrupting plans to have “one and done” clinics at three colleges. 
  • A Nebraska woman is among the six cases of blood clotting complications potentially associated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. State health officials say the blood clotting complications are “one in a million.”
  • A Nebraska corrections officer resigned in protest over the department’s decision to deny an inmate’s request for an abortion. 
  • Gov. Pete Ricketts denied a request from the Biden administration asking Nebraska to help house displaced migrant children. He said, “Nebraska is declining their request because we are reserving our resources for serving our kids.”

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Best Food Trucks in Omaha:
A Taste of New Orleans

  • Schedule varies
  • Featured (sometimes) at Ted & Wally’s (1120 Jackson St)
  • (402) 709-1012

If you cannot transport instantaneously to New Orleans, well, the next best thing might be right around the corner. A Taste of New Orleans offers authentic Cajun and Creole food that will leave you truly satisfied and unsure if you’re in Nebraska or Louisiana. In this case, you must observe the lack of gators in city parks – in addition to piano bar music flooding the streets – and make your best guess!

Interested customers can call or visit the A Taste of New Orleans Facebook page for updates on the food truck’s schedule, as well as for their schedule at Ted & Wally’s (60th and Maple location) if you’re seeking the divine combination of, say, jambalaya and cookie dough. And the menu, including options for catering, can be visited on the website; do this and prepare your mind for a mouthful of New Orleans and Omaha greatness!

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