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First COVID-19 Vaccine Shipment Arrives In Hawaii Courtesy: The Queen's Health Systems

First COVID-19 Vaccine Shipment Arrives In Hawaii

A pharmacy team inspected the thermo-insulated container housing 975 doses of the Pfizer vaccine before transferring the doses to an ultra-cold freezer for storage.

With Vaccines En Route To Hawaii, Health Officials Reassure People They’re Safe Cory Lum/Civil Beat

With Vaccines En Route To Hawaii, Health Officials Reassure People They’re Safe

As the state’s largest hospital prepares to receive Hawaii’s first vaccine doses, health executives on Friday assured the public that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe — and key to returning to normalcy.

Ige: Coronavirus Vaccines May Land In Hawaii As Early As Next Week Getty Images/iStockphoto

Ige: Coronavirus Vaccines May Land In Hawaii As Early As Next Week

Hawaii health officials say they expect to receive more than 81,000 vaccine doses from Pfizer and Moderna during the month of December.

State Gives Nearly $5M For Kauai School, Bridge Repairs Flickr: Marc Tarlock

State Gives Nearly $5M For Kauai School, Bridge Repairs

The money will provide critical infrastructure improvements — and badly needed jobs.

Wanted: Hawaii Seeks Digital Nomads To Invigorate The Economy Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Wanted: Hawaii Seeks Digital Nomads To Invigorate The Economy

A work-from-home economy could help Hawaii reverse the brain drain and offset tourism industry losses.

How Maui Dogs Are Learning How To Sniff Out Coronavirus Infections

How Maui Dogs Are Learning How To Sniff Out Coronavirus Infections

Perspiration samples from Hawaii residents recently diagnosed with COVID-19 are key to a study of whether dogs can sniff out the virus.

Nurses At Kapiolani Medical Center Demand Better Coronavirus Protections Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Nurses At Kapiolani Medical Center Demand Better Coronavirus Protections

Nurses at the Makiki hospital have made pandemic-related policies a bargaining chip for the new three-year contract they’re negotiating.

Hanauma Bay Is Reopening — But Capacity Will Be Limited Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hanauma Bay Is Reopening — But Capacity Will Be Limited

The county nature park is one of Hawaii’s most popular tourist attractions, but fewer visitors will be allowed in, face masks will be mandatory and nonresidents will pay more in fees.

People Are Moving To Hawaii To Escape Virus Hotspots. Will They Stay? Courtesy: Hawaiian Airlines

People Are Moving To Hawaii To Escape Virus Hotspots. Will They Stay?

Some see the recent uptick in people moving to Hawaii as an opportunity for the state. Others view the wave of newcomers as a threat.