SC Lede: Subvariant Nation | South Carolina Public Radio







SC Lede: Subvariant Nation | South Carolina Public Radio




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BA.4 and BA.5, subvariants of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, are fueling an increase in cases in South Carolina and nationwide. Public health officials are urging people, especially those over 50, to be up to date with their COVID vaccine injections and boosters.

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

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Gavin Jackson earned a degree in visual journalism from Kent State University in 2008 and has worked in the news industry ever since. He has worked in newspapers in Ohio, Louisiana and, most recently, South Carolina at the Florence Morning News and the Charleston Post and Courier.

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