Linda Bell

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for December 12, 2020, we hear from Gov. Henry McMaster, State Epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell, and other state officials about rising COVID-19 numbers, the dire situation the state is in, and the latest on the vaccine. Also on this episode: State Rep. Chris Murphy talks to us about what his priorities are for the House Judiciary Committee next session; we hear from Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the Palmetto State; and more.

Dr. Linda Bell (second from left) and Gov. Henry McMaster
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On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 11, 2020, we discuss The State's recent report on emails from State Epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell showing that she regretted not taking a stronger stance during press conferences with Gov. Henry McMaster. In the emails, Bell says the governor's staff misled people into thinking she also supported the reopening of close contact services in May. Also on this episode: a look at recent polling on how Gov. McMaster is handling the crisis; a detailed analysis on what is now forecasted to be an extremely active hurricane season; and more.