Some say systematic failures to respond to COVID-19 reveal just how challenging it will be to stop climate change, while others see reasons for hope.
So far 85 people in Hawaii with the virus have died since the pandemic began.
So far 84 people in Hawaii with the virus have died since the pandemic began in March.
Lawmakers and the public have been calling for better data, and the state has been promising it at least since Aug. 6.
The Hawaii congressman says he will not go public with his criticisms of the Ige administration or other public officials’ handling of the pandemic.
Disease Investigation Branch Chief Emily Roberson had requested a leave of absence earlier in the week, saying leadership issues at the health department were impacting her ability to do her job.
UHERO is seeking data about the number of tenants struggling to pay rent.
So far 81 people in Hawaii with the virus have died since the pandemic began.
UPDATED: Before asking to go on leave, the epidemiologist helping to lead the effort to identify how COVID-19 is spreading in the islands was trying to make the process more efficient.