COVID-19

Reopening of SC Schools Fully Embroiled in Politics

July 24, 2020 - Posted in News by Alfred Turner
Vice President Mike Pence in Columbia on July21, 2020.  Right of him are SC Gov. Henry McMaster, and US Secretary of Education Betsy DevVos

Like some other aspects of the ongoing pandemic, how public schools in South Carolina should open is now fully embroiled in politics. Despite the continuing spread of the coronavirus, President Trump is urging the nation’s schools to open this fall, and to provide full-time...

Processing Food During a Pandemic

July 24, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
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We’ve heard about the issues facing the meat packing industry during this pandemic. But what about the multitude of other food processing and distribution facilities across the country and our state? Mike Switzer interviews Brian King, president of A M King in Greenville,...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — 'It Will Probably Get Worse Before It Gets Better'

July 23, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Vice President Mike Pence participates in a media briefing at the USC Alumni Center on July 21, 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 23, 2020, we take a look at Vice President Mike Pence's recent visit to the Palmetto State, find out the latest on the federal COVID-19 relief bill, speak with SC Ports Authority CEO Jim Newsome, and more. The South...

The latest developments on COVID-19: Attractions reopen, 93,604 cases, 1,774 deaths, widespread testing available

July 21, 2020 - Posted in News by Aniya Mahaffey
Reported COVID-19 cases in South Carolina

Quick Facts: --DHEC reports 93,604 cases in all 46 counties Map -Total negative tests: 795,871 -1,774 deaths have been reported. Nearly all of the patients were elderly with underlying health conditions. Mortality demographic data -All non-essential businesses are closed as...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Breaking Point On The Horizon

July 21, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Greenville Mayor Knox White to address rising cases of COVID-19 in Greeenville.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 21, 2020, we bring you COVID-19 warnings from medical professionals in the Upstate, recent comments from Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) on his police reform bill and the state of play on it in Congress, Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC)...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — A Year In Four Months

July 18, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Prisma Health Infectious Disease physician Dr. Robin LaCroix

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 18, 2020, we bring you the latest on Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) attempts to reshore medical manufacturing jobs to the US, recent polling on how South Carolinians feel about masks and working from home, and updates on...

Gov. McMaster and GOP Leaders Demand Schools Open for Face-To-Face Teaching

July 17, 2020 - Posted in News by Alfred Turner
Gov. Henry McMaster at his Statehouse announcement on Wednesday, July 25, 2020.

Education Superintendent Spearman, District Superintendents, and Democrats Criticize as Premature and Unsafe While there appears to be overwhelming support to re-open South Carolina’s public schools this fall, the question of how to open them safely has become a contentious...

Changes in Consumer Behavior Post-Pandemic

July 17, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
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There is no doubt that the pandemic and resulting quarantines have caused some perhaps permanent shifts in consumer attitudes and behavior. Which is why our next guest’s company has begun conducting studies to discover how consumers in our area (North and South Carolina)...

How the Coronavirus Pandemic Is Forcing Healthcare Providers to Reimagine the Way They Deliver Care

July 16, 2020 - Posted in Health by J. T. Hydrick
Healthcare providers are relying on telehealth to treat patients during the pandemic.

As the impact of the Coronavirus continues to evolve and expand, doctors and healthcare providers are continually being forced to reimagine the way they deliver care to their patients on a fundamental level. Providers are relying on live video appointments with patients,...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Schoolhouse Bully Pulpit

July 16, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gov. Henry McMaster at a July 15 press conference

At a July 15 press conference, Gov. Henry McMaster urged all South Carolina public schools to restart in-person classes the day after Labor Day and give parents the option of face-to-face instruction. Credit SCETV On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 16, 2020...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — You Can Do It, Put Your Mask Into It

July 14, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman recently spoke to a Senate subcommittee on the reopening of schools plan

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 14, 2020, we bring you recent comments by Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman on the reopening of schools this fall, excerpts of Sen. Tim Scott's (R-SC) conversation with FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn about the...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Smiling Faces, 52,000 Cases

July 11, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gov. Henry McMaster and other state officials announced an executive order July 10, 2020

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 11, 2020, host Gavin Jackson examines the latest attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the Palmetto State through Gov. Henry McMaster's new "last call" executive order. We also look at the hit the tourism industry’s...

Researcher Finds Possible COVID Warning in Sewage

July 9, 2020 - Posted in News by Tut Underwood
Wastewater treatment plant

Testing for the coronavirus is ongoing throughout the country, but testing individually takes a lot of time. University of South Carolina public health Professor Sean Norman is taking a different approach. Viruses are not only carried in the body, but some are also shed in...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Third Worst In The World

July 9, 2020 - Posted in SCETV by Sean Birch
A new analysis by the New York Times finds that South Carolina had more coronavirus cases per million people last week than several countries with some of the worst outbreaks in the world.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 9, 2020, we bring you comments from US Attorney General William Barr and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) about police reform, the latest on the shooting at the Lavish Lounge nightclub in Greenville, and a new report listing South...

Event Marketing When There Are No Events

July 9, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
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We are all well aware of the effect the pandemic has had on charities and other organizations, such as universities, concert venues, etc. that depend heavily on events for revenue. So you can imagine what has also happened to our next guest’s company which specializes in...

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