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Wastewater surveillance has become a critical COVID tracking tool, but funding is inconsistent

To look at recent data posted on Clemson University’s covid-19 dashboard, one might assume that viral activity is low on the Upstate South Carolina college campus. The dashboard, which relies on...
 Actual footage of my latest COVID test, 36 hours after a fever, body aches, fatigue, and a crushing headache turned out to be something else.

I’ve never tested positive for COVID (and it’s kinda freaking me out)

Look, I know how this sounds, but it’s a little weird that I’ve never tested positive for COVID. And I’m a test-taker. I used to get my nose swabbed every other week when there was the DHEC drive-thru...

Sub-Variation Nation

July 16, 2022 — Information from health officials on the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of the Omicron COVID-19 variant; a look at a new lawsuit challenging the state's six-week abortion ban; the latest on...
 Access to school meals could get sparse for thousands of students in South Carolina, once a pandemic-era federal program paying for breakfast and lunch disappears.

Federal school meal waivers are about to expire: The view from South Carolina

At the end of this month, 14 pandemic-era waivers that have paid for breakfast and lunch in American public schools for the past two years are set to expire, with little belief that these waivers will...

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