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SC Lede: Summer Surge Part Deux

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Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corp. CEO Lou Kennedy speaks during the rollout of her new company, Nephron Nitrile, which Kennedy says will manufacture medical gloves as part of an effort to shore up the U.S. medical supply chain, Thursday, July 15, 2021, in West Columbia, S.C. The new $100 million medical-grade glove facility that will soon produce some 3 billion gloves in Lexington County. The imitative is a small step toward reshoring part of the nation’s critical personal protective equipment supply chain after the pandemic highlighted the shortcomings of the globalized industry. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

This episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 20, 2021 features: a look at controversial monuments and memorials in the Palmetto State; details about a new investment in reshoring critical parts of the PPE supply chain in South Carolina; one Prisma Health expert continues to speak out about a potential upcoming COVID-19 surge; 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.