© 2022 South Carolina Public Radio
Radio Website Header-Waves 6 3.0.jpg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
WEPR-FM, 90.1, Greenville/Spartanburg, will be operating at low power during tower maintenance. The transmitter may also be taken off the air periodically. Streaming is not affected.

SC Lede: Sub-Variation Nation

CDC Seasonal Flu Model.jpg
CDC
BA.4 and BA.5, subvariants of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, are fueling a rise in cases in South Carolina and nationwide. Public health officials are urging folks, especially those over 50, to be current with their COVID vaccine shots and boosters.

This episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 16, 2022 features: information from health officials on the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of the Omicron COVID-19 variant; a look at a new lawsuit challenging the state's six-week abortion ban; the latest on murder charges against disgraced lawyer Alex Murdaugh; and more.

We want to hear from you! Leave us a voicemail at 803-563-7169 to share your thoughts about the topics covered on the show or just whatever's on your mind!

You can subscribe to South Carolina Lede in Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also follow the show on Instagram and Twitter.

Stay Connected
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.