COVID-19

She Survived SARS, H1N1, and Science Class - but COVID-19 Canceled Her Commencement

April 17, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Steffi Kong grew up in Singapore. At the onset of the century, the country was in the path of the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS, a coronavirus similar to COVID-19. Kong contracted SARS, and beat it, but "because of that, my immune system was very...

What You Should Know About the CARES Act

April 17, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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In an unprecedented short amount of time, the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, aka the CARES Act, is now law and is in the process of being enacted. Some of the major provisions of this new law will certainly affect South Carolina businesses...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — A Disaster Inside A Pandemic

April 16, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for April 16, 2020, we examine the impact of severe weather on the Palmetto State in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and visit Seneca, SC, to speak with residents whose lives were changed by the damage caused by tornadoes...

S.C. Hospitals Face Huge Financial Losses in Wake of Covid-19 Pandemic

April 14, 2020 - Posted in News by Russ McKinney
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In South Carolina’s battle against the coronavirus, hospitals across the state are at the forefront. But as the first line of defense they are incurring huge financial losses, and having to layoff thousands of workers.

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Easter Staycation

April 14, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
The Basilica of Saint Peter in Columbia, SC, hold Easter services in an empty church on Sunday, April 12, 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for April 14, 2020, we take you to The Basilica of Saint Peter in Columbia, SC, to see how coronavirus changed the way this Catholic church held its Easter Sunday services. We also look at the impact of the pandemic on local...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — A Rising Tide Of Cases, Unemployment, Deaths And Unemployment

April 11, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson (with A.T. Shire in insert) records the podcast from his home on Friday, April 10, 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for April 11, 2020, we examine the state legislature's failure to pass continuing resolution this week, discuss what increasing unemployment numbers could mean for our economy moving forward, and explore how lack of adequate high-...

Schools Continue Online as Coronavirus Spreads

April 10, 2020 - Posted in News by Tut Underwood
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A Columbia art teacher prepares an art history lesson to be taught remotely as part of the online classes being taught by schools and colleges throughout South Carolina. Credit Tut Underwood/SC Public Radio The spread of COVID-19 has forced schools and colleges to offer all...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Surge Protection

April 9, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson takes precautions while covering state lawmakers on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

On this episode for April 9, 2020, we take you to the South Carolina State House as lawmakers reconvened to vote on continuing resolution to keep the state government operating, emergency response funds, and more. We then speak with Andrew Boozer, executive director of...

You're Not Under House Arrest, South Carolina

April 9, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Those aren't jail bars on your porch, friends. You can still go out front, as long as you're not congregating in public. Credit South Carolina Public Radio Some South Carolinians, it seems, are not entirely sure what Gov. Henry McMaster's "work-or-home" order fully means...

'Like Watching a Tidal Wave Coming at You.' The View of South Carolina's Student Nurses

April 8, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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News from hospitals in much of the United States right now is bad. In major cities like Detroit, in population-dense states like New Jersey, medical staffs are sometimes unable to keep up with the crush of new COVID-19 cases. Emergencies are gobbling up hospital beds;...

COVID-19 Anxiety

April 7, 2020 - Posted in Health by Victoria Hansen
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If you're feeling anxious about the coronavirus pandemic, you're not alone. More than one third of Americans think it is affecting their mental health, according to a recent study by the American Psychiatric Associaton. Social distancing to stop the spread has shut down...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Stay At Home (For Real This Time)

April 7, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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On this episode for April 7, 2020, US Attorney for South Carolina Peter McCoy joins us to discuss a new strike team investigating price gouging scams related to the coronavirus pandemic. We then speak with Sara Barber, director of the South Carolina Coalition Against...

Essential Activities of Agriculture Continue During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 6, 2020 - Posted in News by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . During a recent interview, Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers detailed the breadth of agricultural activities considered essential during this time of national crisis, and that there is...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — 28 Days Later

April 4, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Govl McMaster details nonessential businesses which should remained closed in S.C. during the coronavirus outbreak.

On this episode for April 4, 2020, we speak with U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham (D-SC) about his experience testing positive for COVID-19, see how food banks are faring during this crisis, and talk with State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman about the current challenges...

South Carolinians in Quarantine are Fostering and Adopting More Pets

April 3, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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As South Carolinians are shut in for who-knows-how-long, they’re looking for ways to occupy their time and still do something positive. Alexa Sparkman, manager of volunteer programs at Pawmetto Lifeline in Columbia, says her organization has seen a big uptick in adoptions...

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