In response to the impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had on normal life in South Carolina, State Representative JA Moore (D-Berkeley) brought together a number of medical experts, local officials, and prominent community figures to talk about the many aspects of the crisis and inform the public.
“The coronavirus pandemic has upended so many lives in our state,” Rep. Moore said. “During such an uncertain time it is vitally important that we bring together experts who have answers to the questions that so many of my constituents and all South Carolinians are asking right now.”
Rep. Moore will post segments from the conference on his social media pages on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram (@jamooreforsc15) over the next week.
The first group of experts include:
- Dr. Colby Grossman, an Internal Medicine Physician who sits on two COVID-19 task forces.
- Councilman Philip Obie II, Berkeley County District 3.
- Michael Shemtov, a restaurateur at Butcher and Bee in Charleston and the owner of several Mellow Mushroom restaurants.
- Reverend Dr. Byron Benton, Senior Pastor at Mount Moriah Baptist Church in North Charleston.
- Mev McIntosh, an English and Language Arts teacher at North Charleston High School and a member of SC for Ed’s leadership team.
- Dr. Brannon Traxler, Disease Control Chief of DHEC’s COVID-19 Incident Command.
Participants on the panel discussed topics ranging from the importance of social distancing, how vaccines work, and how parents can help their children adjust to online learning.