A heat map from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control shows COVID cases increasing in the state over the last two weeks, and you may have also heard that more kids are getting COVID right now.
Have you heard of COVID Arm?The condition doesn’t have anything to do with contacting the COVID virus; it refers to a red, itchy, swollen and sometimes painful rash that can develop on your arm where you get a COVID 19 vaccine.
More than 1.7 million total doses of COVID-19 vaccines have now been given in South Carolina. But doctors say just because you’ve gotten your vaccine does not mean life should be entirely back to normal for you.
Here in the U.S., diseases such as polio and smallpox have been eliminated through vaccinations. Even people who aren’t vaccinated, or can’t be vaccinated, have some protection through a process called herd immunity.
We asked the state health department your questions about swab testing and whether tests might detect dead parts of the virus that are no longer contagious but result in a positive COVID-19 test result.