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SC Lede: A Jolt to Johnson & Johnson

Dr. Brannon Traxler
FILE - SC DHEC Director of Public Health Dr. Brannon Traxler discusses the Johnson & Johnson vaccine concerns on This Week in South Carolina on April 15, 2021.

This edition of the South Carolina Lede for April 17, 2021, features: the latest on the viral altercation between a white Army officer and a Black man in a northeast Richland County neighborhood; a recap of this week's action in the state legislature; updates about the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine from SC DHEC Director of Public Health Dr. Brannon Traxler; and more.

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Gavin Jackson graduated with a visual journalism degree from Kent State University in 2008 and has been in the news industry ever since. He has worked at newspapers in Ohio, Louisiana and most recently in South Carolina at the Florence Morning News and Charleston Post and Courier.