SC Lede: COVID-19 — The Acceleration Phase
The South Carolina Lede is here to keep you up to date on important news as the Palmetto State faces the COVID-19 virus. There is so much news out there right now it’s overwhelming. This podcast is for you to get information that matters to you, your family and your fellow South Carolinians. No hype. No fear. Just COVID-19 news and resources to get us all through this.
On this episode for March 24, 2020, we look at the latest updates concerning COVID-19 in South Carolina. According to Department of Health and Environmental Control officials, the virus has entered the acceleration phase in the state: There have been five deaths out of 298 cases reported in 34 counties (as of March 23 at 4:30 p.m.), with 103 new cases being reported between Sunday and Monday of this week.
We also discuss the $45 million emergency funding bill just signed by Gov. Henry McMaster, the impact of COVID-19 on Charleston restaurants, and more.
Each of these special episodes is structured to give you straight up information up front followed by additional context and reporting, your voices, resources and tips and we end it all with a little wind down.
And we want to hear from you! Leave us a 1-minute long voicemail at 803-563-7169 to tell us how you’re coping with COVID-19, what your life is like in quarantine, and what are you watching, reading, and doing during this time of social distancing.
You can keep up with the latest updates on COVID-19 in South Carolina on the SCETV coronavirus page here.
Other resources and links mentioned in this episode:
- New York Times: 'I Spent a Year in Space, and I Have Tips on Isolation to Share'
- New York Times: Which Country Has Flattened the Curve for the Coronavirus?
- Poynter: The role of the press in the coronavirus pandemic is to provide truth, even if that truth is grim
- Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security newsletter