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SC Lede: COVID-19 — A Macabre Milestone

May 28, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Clyburn on The View

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for May 28, 2020, we have updates on absentee voting for the June 9 primary, Boeing’s layoffs from its North Charleston plant, and a clinical research trial to see what power T-cells from patients who have recovered from COVID-19...

As NASA Prepares for Historic SpaceX Launch, A Look at How an SC Native, Clemson Grad Plays a Role

May 27, 2020 - Posted in News by Thelisha Eaddy
NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley

For the first time in nine years, astronauts will launch into space from American soil. Wednesday’s planned test flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon will send two astronauts, Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken to the International Space Station. In 2018, South Carolina Public...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Making Up For Lost Time

May 26, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Straight Outta Quarantine Lockdown 2020 t-shirt

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for May 26, 2020, we travel to Folly Beach, SC, for Memorial Day, recap recent legislative action with The Associated Press' Jeffrey Collins and The State's Maayan Schechter, and learn how hospitals are staffing back up in the...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Isle Of Facepalms

May 23, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Beachgoers returned to Isle of Palms the weekend of May 16, 2020, after restrictions were lifted.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for May 23, 2020, we take you to the Isle of Palms as residents return to the beaches, look at how some communities are planning economic relief packages, and learn about the use of the promising COVID-19 treatment remdesivir in...

MUSC Lancaster/Chester Nearly Back to... Wait, Can We Still Say Normal?

May 21, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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The Medical University of South Carolina’s hospitals in Lancaster and Chester are mostly back to being fully staffed. A little more than a month ago, around 75 of MUSC Health’s 900 layoffs happened at these two Upstate locations, but Scott Broome, the CEO for the Lancaster...

Local initiative created to record history of COVID-19 pandemic

May 20, 2020 - Posted in News by Leslie Leonard
Local initiative created to record history of COVID-19 pandemic

“This pandemic has made known cracks and faults in the state of South Carolina, relating to education and health disparities,” says Michael Allen, a board member on the S.C. African American Heritage Commission. “Things that were once hidden are in plain view.” Black...

Reopening Too Soon? Lowcountry Mayor and Charleston Historian Reflect on the Spanish Flu

May 20, 2020 - Posted in News by Victoria Hansen
Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie

It was the fall of 1918. Charleston had quickly gone from a bustling city to a vacant, ghost town. People were quarantined for five weeks because of a deadly pandemic. They were restless, eager to get back to business as usual. Sound familiar? Under Quarantine 1918 "...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — The Senate Vibe Checks McMaster

May 16, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gov. Henry McMaster talks with ZVerse owner John Carrington in his West Columbia warehouse

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for May 16, 2020, we look at how a majority of State Senate Republicans want to check Gov. Henry McMaster's emergency powers, and what he thinks about it. Plus, the governor tours a plant that produces practical face shields for...

Cooper River Bridge Run Cancelled Because of Coronavirus

May 15, 2020 - Posted in News by Victoria Hansen
Cooper River Bridge Run participants lining up in Mount Pleasant April 2014

It's one of the state's largest sporting events people can take part in and it's never been postponed or cancelled before, until now. The 43rd annual Cooper River Bridge run initially moved from April to August because of the coronavirus pandemic is officially off. The 10 K...

SC Inmates handcraft items for nursing home residents during COVID-19

May 15, 2020 - Posted in News by Holly Bounds Jackson
Handcrafted card

Inmates across South Carolina are using their talents to lift the spirits of nursing home residents whose visits and activities have come to a halt because of COVID-19. Hard time is even harder these days at the state’s correctional institutions. For weeks, families haven’t...

SC General Assembly Approves Budget Resolution, Adds New Funding to Combat COVID-19

May 15, 2020 - Posted in News by Russ McKinney
File photo of the S.C. House chamber

The SC House and Senate were finally able to agree on a resolution this week that will keep state government operating beyond the end of this fiscal year on June 30th. Lawmakers interrupted this year’s legislative session back in March because of the coronavirus outbreak...

(3-)DIY Projects to Thwart the Spread of Coronavirus

May 15, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
3D Systems has made plans for diagnostic and PPE gear available in the public domain for healthcare professionals

3D Systems, an international 3-D printing equipment company with a plastics manufacturing plant in Rock Hill, is a major reason why 3-D printing is a thing in the first place. That put the company in a pretty good spot to be an early responder to the call for personal...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — He Likes Us! Fauci Likes Us!

May 14, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gov. Henry McMaster

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for May 14, 2020, we take a deep look into the guidelines for reopening South Carolina businesses, recap the legislative action this week to keep the state funded, and hear what National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases...

Dealing with COVID-Related "Cabin Fever"

May 14, 2020 - Posted in News by Tut Underwood
Cabin fever caused by sheltering at home during the coronavirus outbreak can cause some serious mental health problems, say two Columbia psychiatrists.

Even though many stores and restaurants are gradually opening, many people are still working from home to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. Others are confined to their homes by self-quarantining, or by unemployment. Weeks or months of self-sequestering can lead to what'...

Stretching the Supply of N95 Masks

May 12, 2020 - Posted in News by Vince Kolb-Lugo
South Carolina Public Radio

With personal protective equipment in short supply, researchers are figuring out how to fill in the gaps and stretch supplies. One researcher at Clemson University is developing new methods to clean and sanitize medical masks that healthcare providers use. Dr. Mark Johson,...

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