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The COVID-19 Healthcare Crisis
BOE chair raises doubts about plan for in-person learning at public schools
The teachers' union says there's too much confusion about the requirements to restart in-person teaching.
Whistleblower who exposed COVID-19 missteps at DOH faces ‘retaliation,’ supporters say
DOH whistleblower who exposed contact tracing problems placed on leave
Whistleblower describes a Health Department ‘struggling to keep up’
As coronavirus clusters spread, she says her efforts to sound the alarm fell on deaf ears.
Published August 15, 2020 at 1:13 PM
With major ICUs nearing capacity, patients are being moved and reinforcements sought
Outbreaks of the coronavirus at the Oahu Community Correctional Center and an Iwilei homeless shelter sent Hawaii’s daily case count soaring Thursday, accounting for nearly a quarter of Thursday’s 355 new infections.
Published August 13, 2020 at 5:30 PM
New mobile testing clinic to play critical role in state’s pandemic response
“The increase has stressed public health infrastructure and threatens our ability to care for those who will need hospitalization.”
Published August 7, 2020 at 4:09 PM
In ‘sobering’ warning, Lt. Gov. Green says Hawaii ICUs could be full by the end of the month
Some of Oahu’s larger hospitals are already seeing a surge in COVID-19 patients.
Published August 6, 2020 at 6:04 AM
The pandemic forced a photographer to re-focus his artistic approach
He went from still photos to spin art. Each painting is unique.
Published July 29, 2020 at 5:05 PM
COVID-19 hospitalizations in Hawaii shoot up as new infections also rise
“It’s accelerated very significantly."
Published July 16, 2020 at 5:40 PM
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Hawaii Health Line: Q&A with Dr. Brett Reis (Part 1)
Dr. Anthony Fauci participates in talk story session with Lt. Gov. Josh Green
Hawaii Health Line: Q&A with Dr. Erlaine Bello
15th COVID-19 death reported at veterans home as relocation effort turns up short
Another COVID-19 death at Hilo veterans home brings facility’s death toll to 14
13th coronavirus fatality reported at Hilo veterans home as more federal aid pledged
The Miracle Man: Retired HFD captain battles COVID, and wins
72-year-old Jack Denis spent 88 days in the hospital.
Published June 27, 2020 at 11:02 AM
Cluster of COVID-19 cases at state’s largest nursing home grows to 15 as testing continues
Of the 11 who have tested positive, seven are residents.
Published June 21, 2020 at 5:23 PM
Maui hair, nail salons welcome back clients with new safety measures in place
In Maui County, many spent the Memorial Day getting a much-needed hair cut or pedicure, as hair and nail salons reopened with new safety measures in place.
Published May 25, 2020 at 6:40 PM
City reopens online appointment system for driver license, state ID services
The system will allow appointments only for those whose licenses are expiring in June, including all those under a 90-day extension that was granted in March.
Published May 22, 2020 at 2:19 PM
City unveils plan to offer 100,000 coronavirus tests as state reopens
The news conference comes a day after the state outlined a four-phase plan for reopening the economy.
Published May 19, 2020 at 3:39 PM
Army of volunteers assembled to staff free health clinic for Hawaii’s newly uninsured
For the hundreds of thousands of people out of work in Hawaii, health insurance has also become a casualty to the COVID-19 crisis.
Published May 14, 2020 at 5:21 PM
Schatz urges state to quickly bolster contact tracing with $50M in federal funding
“There’s simply not any time left, but there is plenty of money to get this done.”
With ERs empty, doctors worry patients are putting off emergency care over COVID-19 fears
Patients worried about contracting COVID-19 could be putting themselves at serious risk, doctors say.
Published May 13, 2020 at 11:02 AM
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Lanai resident who contracted COVID-19 urges others to get tested
The county is calling in the National Guard to help with testing and sanitizing.
Published 2h at 11:17 PM
Hotels help police enforce quarantine for travelers who land without a negative test
"It gave me some comfort to know that there’s enforcement going on because the Honolulu Police Department can’t be everywhere.”
Published October 22, 2020 at 7:11 PM
COVID-19 outbreak on Lanai continues to grow, with at least 38 cases now confirmed
State Rep. Lynn DeCoite, whose district includes Lanai, said she is preparing for more spread in the coming days.
Published October 22, 2020 at 5:37 PM
Hospitals on Maui, Oahu on alert as COVID-19 outbreak on Lanai grows
Despite a growing COVID-19 outbreak on Lanai, no patients from the island have required hospitalization for the virus.
Published October 22, 2020 at 5:06 PM
In another blow to Hawaii’s economy, the 2020 Honolulu Marathon is canceled
The 48th Honolulu Marathon had been scheduled for Dec. 13.
Published October 22, 2020 at 3:52 PM
3 additional COVID-19 fatalities reported on Oahu, 102 new cases statewide
Of the 102 cases, 52 were on Oahu, 29 were on the Big Island and 18 were on Maui.
Published October 22, 2020 at 3:20 PM
Officials outline how Hawaii would distribute a COVID-19 vaccine
The state submitted its draft vaccine distribution plan to the CDC last week.
Published October 22, 2020 at 2:22 PM
FDA approves first COVID-19 drug: the antiviral remdesivir
U.S. regulators have approved the first drug to treat COVID-19. Remdesivir is an antiviral medicine given through an IV for patients needing hospitalization.
Published October 22, 2020 at 11:41 AM
US regulators seek advice on thorny issues as vaccines near
The Food and Drug Administration may have to decide by year’s end whether to allow use of the first vaccines against the virus.
Published October 22, 2020 at 11:31 AM
Southwest to resume selling every seat on flights
In an earnings report released Thursday, Southwest cited findings by medical and aviation organizations as a reason for resuming normal sales.
Published October 22, 2020 at 11:30 AM