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Hawaii Lags Other States In Administering COVID-19 Vaccines, Federal Data Shows Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lags Other States In Administering COVID-19 Vaccines, Federal Data Shows

But state officials say the pace will pick up with mass vaccination centers, including one due to open Monday.

What’s Happening On Maui? COVID-19 Surge Is Largely Blamed On Holiday Gatherings Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

What’s Happening On Maui? COVID-19 Surge Is Largely Blamed On Holiday Gatherings

Officials point to holiday-related gatherings including an outbreak at a condo complex that was believed to have started with a choir practice.

The Hawaii Variable Index: 2020 By The Numbers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Hawaii Variable Index: 2020 By The Numbers

COVID-19, elections and more. What a year it’s been.

Researchers: Detailed Mobility Data Can Help Target COVID-19 Hot Spots

Researchers: Detailed Mobility Data Can Help Target COVID-19 Hot Spots

Recent studies show people are going out more as the pandemic drags on.

Safe Travels Fails To Lure Many Travelers From Japan To Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Safe Travels Fails To Lure Many Travelers From Japan To Hawaii

An average of 131,000 people came from Japan each month last year. In the first month of Safe Travels, 1,350 came.

Surveillance Test Study Shows Few COVID-19 Positives During Safe Travels Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Surveillance Test Study Shows Few COVID-19 Positives During Safe Travels

But visitor education and pre-screening process should be improved, author says.

Economic Gains, Travel-Related Cases: Unpacking Safe Travels Data Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Economic Gains, Travel-Related Cases: Unpacking Safe Travels Data

Hawaii’s reopening on Oct. 15 resulted in economic recovery and community spread is the predominant mode of transmission, but Kauai and Maui were still affected by travel-related cases.

COVID-19 Is Changing ‘The Face Of Hunger’ In Hawaii Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

COVID-19 Is Changing ‘The Face Of Hunger’ In Hawaii

The Hawaii Foodbank has distributed nearly 19 million pounds of food since March. The statewide food insecurity rate for 2020 was projected to be 16.8%, but the figure was far greater for children at 29.4%, or 89,050.

New Lawsuit Filed In Kamehameha Schools Abuse Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Lawsuit Filed In Kamehameha Schools Abuse Case

Sexual abuse allegations mount after the school paid an $80 million settlement agreement in 2018.