Feds to examine whether SC institutionalizes people with mental illness ‘unnecessarily’

Feds to examine whether SC institutionalizes people with mental illness ‘unnecessarily’

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) — Officials with the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice announced on Wednesday that it has opened an investigation under the American with Disabilities Act into whether the state of South Carolina may affect adults with mental illness. subject to unnecessary institutionalization and the risk of admission to … Read more

MUSC says Omicron is more contagious but less likely to cause severe symptoms

MUSC says Omicron is more contagious but less likely to cause severe symptoms

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) — The Medical University of South Carolina says the Omicron variant of COVID-19 now accounts for 97% of all cases sequenced there. This comes just a month after the first cases of the Omicron variant were discovered in the state. Compared to the Delta variant, Omicron is three times more contagious, but … Read more