Gov. David Ige anticipates the vaccine will be available for children aged 5-11 as early as Nov. 8.
U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson ruled the issue is moot because none of the plaintiffs has been required to get vaccines.
The CDC has added some mental illnesses to its list of underlying conditions that can increase a person’s risk of becoming severely ill with Covid-19.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser stated in error that flu and pneumonia deaths had surpassed those from Covid, undermining the state’s message that the virus should be taken seriously.
Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Steve Alm called the decision “a significant victory for public safety,” saying that Covid-19 vaccines and testing have reduced the risk for inmates.
But a dark side may be looming. Distance learning is stunting education of students and that would cause problems for companies in the future.
There was so much optimism and planning about turning the pandemic into an awakening. Forces are at work to thwart progress.
As nurses left the profession, bottlenecks in education made it hard to replace them.