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Prisma Health experts develop prototype for ventilators to treat 4 patients at once

(WOLO) – A ventilator prototype has been developed by Prisma Health experts that could give hospitals the ability to treat more COVID-19 patients with the same amount of ventilators. The device did not already have FDA approval but the the FDA issued an emergency use authorization. The device called vesper allows a single ventilator to support up to four patients….

Small Business disaster assistance approved for SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The US Small Business Association has approved Governor Henry McMaster’s request for the agency to offer disaster assistance to small businesses in the state . Small businesses in the state can now qualify for low interest federal disaster loans if they have suffered substantial economic injury. All 46 counties in South Carolina are included in the declaration….

Senator Tim Scott worries a relief bill could have “disastrous effects” on SC

(WOLO) – US Senator Tim Scott is sharing his thoughts on the potential relief bill. He says that though the COVID-19 package is will-intended, it could have “disastrous effects on South Carolina’s small businesses and their employees.” Senator Scott says he has been involved in talks with other congress members about another measure that will bring families, workers, healthcare professionals…