On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for April 21, 2020, we discuss Gov. Henry McMaster's announcements this week that certain stores and beaches in the state can reopen. We also visit the McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, SC, to learn about the healthcare challenges COVID-19 poses to rural areas, listen to your voicemails, and more.
The South Carolina Lede is here to keep you up to date on important news as the Palmetto State faces the COVID-19 virus. There is so much news out there right now it’s overwhelming. This podcast is for you to get information that matters to you, your family and your fellow South Carolinians. No hype. No fear. Just COVID-19 news and resources to get us all through this.
Each of these special episodes is structured to give you straight up information up front followed by additional context and reporting, your voices, resources and tips and we end it all with a little wind down.
And we want to hear from you! Leave us a 1-minute long voicemail at 803-563-7169 to tell us how you’re coping with COVID-19, what your life is like in quarantine, and what are you watching, reading, and doing during this time of social distancing.
You can keep up with the latest updates on COVID-19 in South Carolina on the SCETV coronavirus page here.
Other links mentioned in this episode:
- Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) Projections
- STAT: Influential COVID-19 Model Uses Flawed Methods and Shouldn't Guide US Policies, Critics Say
- AXIOS: Coronavirus Brings Clearer Skies but Darker World to 50th Earth Day