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SC Lede: Vaxx to the Future

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The nation’s top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that the Pfizer vaccine is 88% effective against the Delta variant of COVID-19, the highly transmissible strain that first emerged in India.

On this edition of the South Carolina Lede for June 12, 2021, we look at the Biden Administration's push to get Americans vaccinated against COVID-19, including an interview with US Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland. Also on this episode: the latest on the state budget passed by the House; SC Law Enforcement Division Chief Mark Keel breaks down recent worrisome crime statistics; Gov. Henry McMaster and other state officials announce a new workforce training program; 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.