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Crowded Prisons And Poorly Ventilated Restaurant Kitchens Fuel Hawaii’s Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Crowded Prisons And Poorly Ventilated Restaurant Kitchens Fuel Hawaii’s Pandemic

The state’s latest cluster report describes one instance in which seven of 12 fully vaccinated people who went to karaoke without wearing masks caught Covid. None were hospitalized or died.

Do Covid Survivors Need To Get Vaccinated? Experts Say Yes Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Do Covid Survivors Need To Get Vaccinated? Experts Say Yes

Natural immunity from Covid varies widely from person to person, but data suggests vaccinations boost immunity to the virus even among the previously ill.

Lawsuit: United Airlines Mishandled Body Of Hawaii Resident Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Lawsuit: United Airlines Mishandled Body Of Hawaii Resident

The case was filed by a Hawaii island resident after her husband’s remains were delayed in transit two years ago.

Disabled People With Covid-19 Face A Tangled Web Of Obstacles Courtesy: Michele Mueller

Disabled People With Covid-19 Face A Tangled Web Of Obstacles

One family has struggled to get their Covid-positive loved one to dialysis.

Native Hawaiian Leaders Tout Vaccinations As A Way To ‘Protect Our Future’ Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2021

Native Hawaiian Leaders Tout Vaccinations As A Way To ‘Protect Our Future’

Native Hawaiians suffered relatively few Covid-19 cases early in the pandemic but began to see an uptick in July as the delta variant raged.

City Temporarily Stops Accepting Applications For Rent Help Getty Images/iStockphoto

City Temporarily Stops Accepting Applications For Rent Help

The city and its nonprofit partners are now reviewing 5,000 applications.

City Council Leaders Urge Honolulu’s Mayor To Find More Quarantine Rooms Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Council Leaders Urge Honolulu’s Mayor To Find More Quarantine Rooms

Despite high demand, the city hasn’t expanded isolation rooms for Covid patients, citing tourists filling up hotels and transmissibility of the delta variant.

Kaiser Resumes Paying All Covid Costs In Hawaii As Hospitalizations Rise Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Kaiser Resumes Paying All Covid Costs In Hawaii As Hospitalizations Rise

Health officials reported 845 new coronavirus cases and four more deaths on Friday.

Hawaii Covid Hospitalizations Climb As Delta Variant Rages Eleni Avendaño/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Covid Hospitalizations Climb As Delta Variant Rages

Nearly all of Hawaii’s recent Covid cases are the delta variant, and health officials say community spread is behind the surge.