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SC Lede: Do The Sine Die Sprint

In a Twitter post Monday, April 19, 2021, Gov. Henry McMaster announced that he and First Lady Peggy McMaster had received their first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
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Gov. Henry McMaster receives his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine with First Lady Peggy McMaster at a CVS Pharmacy in Columbia on April 19, 2021. The McMasters had contracted COVID-19 in late December and the governor received monoclonal antibodies as part of his treatment.

This edition of the South Carolina Lede for April 20, 2021, features: a preview of what the state legislature is taking on this week, including a bill which one expert said do the most to combat systemic racism than any other bill currently pending in the state house; insights from SC DHEC on current COVID-19 trends; a look at racial inequities the Palmetto State is facing in vaccine rollouts; 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.