COVID-19

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Overwhelmed & Overrun

August 18, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Healthcare workers collect samples at a drive-in testing site in Columbia, SC, on August 11, 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 18, 2020, we speak with MUSC Health CEO Dr. Patrick Cawley about testing, look at the absentee voting situation for the November 3 elections and what state lawmakers' plans are, hear about the financial pressures facing...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Alone Together

August 15, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
According to the SC Emergency Management Division, 10 counties and 60 municipalities have mask mandates in place.

This episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 15, 2020, features a look at spending for personal protection equipment for school districts, more on mask data from DHEC and which masks protect you better than others, a closer look at how you can cope with mental health...

Ladies – And Now Gentlemen – Take Their Seats at Converse College

August 14, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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The coronavirus sent everyone at Converse College in Spartanburg packing early in the spring. Graduating seniors barely had time to say their good-byes before the campus shut down and restructured. As the college reopens to residents this week, it brings a few changes, and...

Municipal Finances Suffering from COVID-19

August 13, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
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We are all very aware of the issues companies have been facing through this pandemic, but what about the cities, towns, and counties across our state. With many of them relying on hospitality and accommodations taxes, their finances have been hit hard as well. Mike Switzer...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Need For Speed

August 13, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Gov. Henry McMaster speak to the press at Bob Jones University in Greenville on August 10, 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 12, 2020, we bring you updates on broadband expansion efforts in the state, remarks from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Gov. Henry McMaster about state and federal response efforts, a health report on the benefits of...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Dr. Linda Bell Spills The Tea

August 11, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Dr. Linda Bell (second from left) and Gov. Henry McMaster

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 11, 2020, we discuss The State 's recent report on emails from State Epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell showing that she regretted not taking a stronger stance during press conferences with Gov. Henry McMaster . In the emails...

COVID-19 Antibody Research Involving Health Care Workers in SC

August 11, 2020 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Eric Meissner

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Eric Meissner about research related to COVID-19 antibody testing involving a group of health care workers in South Carolina. Dr. Meissner is an Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases and he’s the Principal Investigator on this...

Protecting Cancer Patients during the Pandemic

August 10, 2020 - Posted in Health by Alfred Turner
Dr. David Mahvi

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. David Mahvi about extra protection and health concerns for cancer patients during the pandemic. Dr. Mahvi is the Chief of Oncology at Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC.

SC Lede: COVID-19 From The Frontlines — A Relentless Assault

August 8, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Critical care nurse Michele Baudet gowns up before going into a COVID-19 patient's room

On this special edition of the South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson takes you to Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital in Georgetown County to speak with healthcare workers at the frontlines of the COVID-19 surge in South Carolina. The South Carolina Lede is here to keep...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Conjunction Junction, Back-To-School Dysfunction

August 6, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
The most recent weekly COVID-19 death rates in South Carolina through August 1, 2020, according to SC DHEC.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 6, 2020, we bring you updates from State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman on school reopenings, virtual classrooms, truancy, and more. Also on this episode: a look at how Americans feel about the November...

National leaders working to expand broadband in South Carolina

August 4, 2020 - Posted in Health by JT Hydrick
Senator Lindsey Graham discusses Broadband expansion with leading healthcare providers from throughout South Carolina.

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham met with medical professionals at the USC School of Medicine yesterday to discuss the benefits of improving access to broadband Internet and the expansion of telemedicine throughout South Carolina. “I've learned that Telemedicine has unlimited...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Sen. Lindsey Graham, AKA 'Dr. TikTok'

August 4, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) visited Columbia, SC, August 3, 2020

This episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 4, 2020, features: Remarks from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) about his plans for broadband expansion, election security, and the future of TikTok; Details about what digital tools small businesses are using to navigate the...

Struggling to Re-Open Economy

August 4, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
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With the re-opening of the economy and the resurgence of the virus this summer, hopes for better times ahead have been delayed. Is restarting the economy becoming more and more reliant on a vaccine? Mike Switzer interviews Bruce Yandle, Dean Emeritus at the College of...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Six Feet, Isaias! Social Distance!

August 1, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Hurricane Isaias at 3 pm on July 31, 2020.

This episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 1, 2020, features: details on the economic outlook of our country amidst the worst quaterly GDP rate in the post-war era; insight on DHEC's pandemic response; the latest South Carolina forecast for Hurricane Isaias; and...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — North Charleston, We Have A Problem

July 30, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 30, 2020, we bring you the latest on Gov. Henry McMaster's new orders regarding masks in restaurants and the reopening of movie theaters, sports stadiums, and other businesses. Also in this episode: The struggles facing...

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