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Is COVID-19 Spreading Because People Have Gotten Tired Of Restrictions? Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Is COVID-19 Spreading Because People Have Gotten Tired Of Restrictions?

Economists who track how people move about in their daily lives say government restrictions appear to be necessary to control the spread of the virus.

House COVID-19 Committee: ‘We Really Do Need Data’ To Get The Virus Under Control Cory Lum/Civil Beat

House COVID-19 Committee: ‘We Really Do Need Data’ To Get The Virus Under Control

The blue-ribbon committee of lawmakers and community leaders is pushing for state health officials to release more information and provide more effective public communication.

This Whistleblower Exposed The Health Department’s COVID-19 Shortcomings Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This Whistleblower Exposed The Health Department’s COVID-19 Shortcomings

U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and Honolulu Dr. Scott Miscovich lauded the virologist for revealing the lack of contact tracers to combat the crisis in Hawaii.

Controversial State Health Official Ousted From Leading Virus Tracing Effort Courtesy of Governor's Office

Controversial State Health Official Ousted From Leading Virus Tracing Effort

With cases spiraling out of control, State Epidemiologist Sarah Park has been replaced as head of Hawaii’s contact tracing program. Danette Wong Tomiyasu is taking over.

Hawaii’s Contact Tracing Effort Falls Short Of National Standards Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Contact Tracing Effort Falls Short Of National Standards

The state Department of Health is trying to hire new staff to address a shortage as the virus spreads.

The State Has A Plan For When To Reopen Or Reclose. Why Aren’t We Following It? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The State Has A Plan For When To Reopen Or Reclose. Why Aren’t We Following It?

Available data suggests Oahu should impose stricter measures, according to the state’s plan.

COVID-19 Has Overwhelmed One Essential Strategy To Control The Virus Cory Lum/Civil Beat

COVID-19 Has Overwhelmed One Essential Strategy To Control The Virus

State and local officials who warned months ago that the state needed more contact tracers are frustrated and angry with the state health department.

Widespread, Frequent COVID-19 Testing ‘Can Wipe This Off The Planet’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Widespread, Frequent COVID-19 Testing ‘Can Wipe This Off The Planet’

Amid surging cases and widespread dissatisfaction with Gov. David Ige’s plans for schools and tourism, doctors and economists want ramped-up testing.

House COVID-19 Committee: We Need More Info From Health Department Cory Lum/Civil Beat

House COVID-19 Committee: We Need More Info From Health Department

House Speaker Scott Saiki says he is concerned that the state Department of Health is refusing to release the kind of information people need to make good decisions.