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SC Lede: MPX-Factor

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SC DHEC continues to urge citizens that there is not any cause for alarm from the current outbreak of monkeypox or MPX as the health agency is calling it. SC DHEC is stressing that at-risk communities, specifically men who have sex with other men, contact the CareLine for a vaccine appointment at more than 14 locations across the state. That number is 1-855-472-3432. You can find out more information on scdhec.gov/MPX.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 6, 2022: the latest on monkeypox, or MPX, and the state's strategy to combat it; news on Sen. Lindsey Graham's, R-SC, subpoena drama with authorities in Georgia; updates on legislative movements in Congress and how South Carolina leaders have voted; 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.