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The Son Of A Slain Oahu Jail Inmate Is Suing The State Over Lax Practices Submitted

The Son Of A Slain Oahu Jail Inmate Is Suing The State Over Lax Practices

Oahu Community Correctional Center failed to follow “common sense correctional practices” and placed the 62-year-old prisoner in jeopardy, the lawsuit says.

How Homeless People Have Weathered The Pandemic In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

How Homeless People Have Weathered The Pandemic In Hawaii

Data collected from Hawaii and several other states shows that Covid-19 spread more slowly among homeless people compared with the general population.

Denby Fawcett: The New Covid Booster Shot May Be A Hard Sell, But It’s Worth It Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Denby Fawcett: The New Covid Booster Shot May Be A Hard Sell, But It’s Worth It

Experts are urging people to get the new shot to help stave off an anticipated Covid surge in the fall and winter.

Registration For The New Covid Booster Shot Is Already Underway Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Registration For The New Covid Booster Shot Is Already Underway

After approval from the Food and Drug Administration and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the bivalent booster is “trickling” into Hawaii.

Hawaii Pre-Orders New Covid-19 Bivalent Booster Shots Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Pre-Orders New Covid-19 Bivalent Booster Shots

State Health Director Elizabeth Char said the new booster is expected to be available for people 12 years and older.

People In Hawaii Can Now Get The Novavax Vaccine AP

People In Hawaii Can Now Get The Novavax Vaccine

The CDC endorsed the two-dose vaccine last month, offering a protein-based alternative to the other three Covid-19 vaccines approved for use in the United States.

University Of Hawaii To Maintain Indoor Mask Mandate For Now Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

University Of Hawaii To Maintain Indoor Mask Mandate For Now

The university said officials will revisit the decision in mid-September after consulting with the state Department of Health on Covid guidelines.

High Carbon Dioxide Levels Raise Concern About Air Ventilation In Hawaii Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

High Carbon Dioxide Levels Raise Concern About Air Ventilation In Hawaii Schools

The state Department of Education is trying to improve the situation by buying thousands of box fans and air purifiers amid concerns about the spread of Covid-19 as the school year gets underway.

Lawsuit Seeks Compensation For Inmates Over Hawaii’s Response to Covid-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Lawsuit Seeks Compensation For Inmates Over Hawaii’s Response to Covid-19

The state failed to protect inmates and thousands were infected, according to the lawsuit.

‘You Don’t Need To Suffer’: Doctors Predict More Use Of Covid Treatments In Hawaii Getty Images/iStockphoto

‘You Don’t Need To Suffer’: Doctors Predict More Use Of Covid Treatments In Hawaii

The two approved oral antiviral treatments for Covid must be taken within five days of the onset of symptoms.