COVID-19

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...

S.C.-Created Device Enables Doubling the Number of COVID-19 Patients Helped by Ventilators

April 2, 2020 - Posted in Health by Tut Underwood
The Y-shaped Vesper ventilation expansion splitter was created by a team of South Carolina doctors and engineers, and can double - even quadruple, in a pinch - the number of COVID-19 patients who can use a single ventilator.

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, much has been made of the expected shortage of ventilators for COVID-19 patients. To maximize the patient treatment potential of ventilators in America's hospitals, a team of South Carolina doctors, engineers and other health care...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Homeward Bound

April 2, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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On this episode for April 2, 2020, we discuss Gov. Henry McMaster's executive order closing all non-essential businesses in South Carolina, the latest unemployment numbers, and more. We also speak with Brinton Fox, owner of Boone Fox Farms in Columbia, SC, about how the...

Domestic violence predicted to spike during COVID-19 pandemic

March 31, 2020 - Posted in News by Kaitlyn Cannon
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While many people are fortunate enough to think of home as a safe place, that is often not the case for victims of abuse. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. residents are being instructed to stay home in order to stop the virus from spreading. Abuse victims, now being...

Second Shipment of Medical Equipment Includes Thousands of N95 Respirators, Face Masks and Gloves

March 31, 2020 - Posted in News by Thelisha Eaddy
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South Carolina received a second shipment of Personal protective Equipment, or PPEs, from the federal government, Saturday. The allotment included surgical gowns, face masks and gloves. The supplies are for healthcare providers responding to COVID-19 and were distributed to...

MUSC Creates 3D Printed Protective Mask Anyone Can Make

March 31, 2020 - Posted in News by Victoria Hansen
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If building a personal protection mask that could be mass produced to fight the coronavirus pandemic was a puzzle, Joshua Kim was determined to figure it out. The 25 year-old is the Senior Designer and Program Coordinator with the Department of Surgery at the Medical...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Self-Isolation Discombobulation

March 31, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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On this episode for March 31, 2020, we discuss legal questions surrounding the emergency powers of local governments which may conflict with South Carolina state orders, speak with local restaurant owners whose business is being affected by COVID-19, learn about efforts as...

Covid-19 Global Summit

March 30, 2020 - Posted in Health
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Michael Schmidt about his participation in the March 23rd (virtual) global Covid-19 summit for researchers in microbiology, virology, immunology and epidemiology. Dr. Schmidt is a professor of microbiology and immunology at MUSC and he...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Hotel South Carolina

March 28, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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On this episode for March 28, 2020, we look at efforts to help small businesses recover from losses due to COVID-19, the latest modeling from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), how health professionals in the Palmetto State are dealing...

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