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Thursday, September 9, 2021
Ige Announces 'Vax-or-Test' Requirement to Enter State Facilities
By News Release @ 10:27 PM :: 1602 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... The Order takes effect Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 ....

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Thursday, September 9, 2021
89% of DoE Employees Vaxxed--Lower on Maui
By News Release @ 3:20 AM :: 1720 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, COVID-19

...the Hāna-Lahainaluna-Duckburg Complex Area is the lowest at 75%....

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Thursday, September 9, 2021
Spying on You: Digital Hawaii SMART Health Card
By News Release @ 2:43 AM :: 2451 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... Foil a Spy: Laminate a photocopy of your CDC vax card.  Score it down the middle to fold to the size of a business card.  Then put it in your wallet ....

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021
HSTA files class grievances over COVID school conditions, testing mandate
By News Release @ 4:05 PM :: 1596 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

"HIDOE has thus far refused to formally engage in the bargaining process, preferring only to sit informally over these issues...."

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021
The Cost of Disinformation
By Joni Kamiya @ 11:55 PM :: 2127 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs, COVID-19

... Hearing after hearing, the least informed made so many false claims and none could ever be corroborated with data. Like a virus, that same disinformation was repeated over and over until it was believed as fact. Not one politician asked these testifiers for evidence ever. ...

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021
​COVID mandates lead to crisis of aloha
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:41 PM :: 1669 Views :: COVID-19

... we must come together when the government overreaches and threatens fundamental rights ....

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Sunday, September 5, 2021
​Manoa Rep Dale Kobayashi Speaks at Antivaxxer Rallies
By Andrew Walden @ 7:32 PM :: 8067 Views :: Democratic Party, Higher Education, COVID-19

... Now that the cat is out of the bag, will voters in Manoa reelect their antivaxxer Rep in 2022? ....

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Sunday, September 5, 2021
Honolulu Council urged to shelve digital vaccine passports resolution
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:43 PM :: 1532 Views :: COVID-19

... The New York measure upon which this Honolulu resolution is based is already being challenged in court and has been criticized for its intrusions ....

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Saturday, September 4, 2021
Anti-Vaxxer to Lead Hawaii Democratic Party?
By News Release @ 4:33 PM :: 5071 Views :: Democratic Party, COVID-19

... We have a duty to elect pro-science leaders, but some of our elected Democrats protest with anti-vaxxers ....

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Friday, September 3, 2021
DoH Report: Delta Variant now nearly all of Hawaii COVID Cases
By News Release @ 2:57 AM :: 1406 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... DOH released a new cluster report identifying 70 COVID-19 clusters statewide, totaling 1,374 cases. Eighteen clusters occurred on Oʻahu, 44 occurred on Maui, one occurred on Hawaiʻi Island and seven occurred on Kauaʻi. ....

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Thursday, September 2, 2021
Liliʻuokalani Took Decisive Action to Stop the Spread of Smallpox
By Selected News Articles @ 11:08 PM :: 1762 Views :: Hawaii History, COVID-19

... the science behind creating vaccines is not new. It has been around for more than 200 years ....

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Thursday, September 2, 2021
VIDEO: Blangiardi shows us why it is useless to argue with antivaxxer fools
By Video @ 4:28 PM :: 2142 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... Instead of drawing attention to these protesters, political leaders should be out at vaccination sites thanking people for getting vaxxed and highlighting the stories behind their decision to get vaxxed.  These stories will convince others to get vaxxed ....

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Thursday, September 2, 2021
DoE Enrollment Down 1.7% for 2021-22
By News Release @ 3:03 AM :: 1643 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Enrollment at Hawaii's public and charter schools for the 2021-22 school year decreased to 171,600 students, compared with enrollment of 174,704 students at the start of last school year — a difference of 1.7% ....

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Thursday, September 2, 2021
Must Upload COVID Database to Enter UH Campus
By News Release @ 1:17 AM :: 1498 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

... Unvaccinated UH students and employees are required to upload proof of a negative COVID-19 test to the LumiSight UH app to be on a UH campus or property during the fall 2021 semester ....

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021
The Danger of Politics
By Joni Kamiya @ 7:01 PM :: 1262 Views :: COVID-19

... Disinformation continues to flow all over the social media while the unvaccinated are filling hospital beds on ICUs ....

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Hawaii Catholic Diocese not giving religious exemptions for COVID vaccines
By Selected News Articles @ 5:08 PM :: 1845 Views :: Religion, COVID-19

... “Pope Francis has made it clear that being vaccinated can be an act of charity toward the community in order to curtail the spread of the virus.” ....

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Rep Okimoto: Vaccine passport will increase spread among unvaccinated
By News Release @ 11:45 PM :: 2078 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

... if you implement a policy that segregates the vaccinated with the unvaccinated, we're inadvertently incentivizing the unvaccinated community to gather and spread COVID within their own communities ....

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021
State Announces End of All Federal Unemployment & Assistance Programs
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 1586 Views :: Labor, COVID-19

... This affects individuals receiving Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), and Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation (MEUC). ...

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Monday, August 30, 2021
City Launches Vaccine Pass System for Restaurants, Bars, Gyms
By News Release @ 11:43 PM :: 1965 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

... City launches “Safe Access O‘ahu” program to help protect businesses, employees and customers ....

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Saturday, August 28, 2021
Mythbusting 10 Fears & Rumors About COVID Vaccination
By Selected News Articles @ 5:29 PM :: 2246 Views :: COVID-19

... Dr. Keawe Kaholokula of the John A. Burns School of Medicine addresses 10 fears and rumors about the vaccine currently circulating in our community ....

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Saturday, August 28, 2021
Supreme Court Rules Against the Revised CDC Eviction Moratorium
By Selected News Articles @ 2:36 PM :: 1479 Views :: Small Business, COVID-19

... Here is the Supreme Court majority's explanation of why the moratorium is illegal ....

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Saturday, August 28, 2021
How Much COVID does your school have?
By News Release @ 2:41 AM :: 1977 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Campbell HS is #1 followed by Waipahu, Kapolei, and Farrington ....

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Saturday, August 28, 2021
1854: Hawaiian Kingdom Legislature Orders Mandatory Vaccines for Everybody
By Selected News Articles @ 2:08 AM :: 2902 Views :: Hawaii History, Health Care, COVID-19

... Would the Hawaiian Kingdom Compel Everyone to Take the COVID-19 Vaccine? The Answer is “YES” ....

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Friday, August 27, 2021
SCOTUS Strikes Down CDC Eviction Moratorium And Leaves Tantalizing Clues About Takings
By Robert Thomas @ 11:48 PM :: 1903 Views :: Small Business, COVID-19

... The other shoe -- perhaps the most predictable shoe drop in legal history -- dropped yesterday ....

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Friday, August 27, 2021
DBEDT: Delta Drives Down Hawaii Economic Forecast
By News Release @ 4:35 PM :: 1622 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... DBEDT revised its economic growth projection for 2021 to 2.7 percent, down from  3.5 percent ....

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Friday, August 27, 2021
Poisoning of People
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:11 PM :: 3407 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, GMOs, COVID-19

... I have to laugh because they mocked me as being sheep but, uh, they are the ones taking enough of a toxic substance made for sheep! ....

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Friday, August 27, 2021
COVID Quackery: Medical Board Files Complaint Against Pang After Legislators Demand Firing
By News Release @ 6:34 AM :: 2548 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, COVID-19

... Hawaii feed stores seeing spike in Ivermectin sales--One Person Poisoned ....

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Thursday, August 26, 2021
98.6% of State Employees Comply with COVID Mandate
By News Release @ 2:22 AM :: 1706 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... 87% fully vaccinated and close to 5% partially vaccinated ....

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Thursday, August 26, 2021
VIDEO: Dalai Lama Gets the Vax--Says You Should Too!
By Video @ 2:13 AM :: 1443 Views :: Religion, COVID-19

... His Holiness the Dalai Lama receiving the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Zonal Hospital, Dharamshala, H.P., India ....

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Large organized gatherings to be suspended on O‘ahu beginning Aug. 25, 2021
By News Release @ 7:38 PM :: 1994 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

... The modification will be in effect for 28 days ....

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Pope Francis: "Getting the vaccine is an act of love"
By Video @ 5:58 PM :: 1485 Views :: Religion, COVID-19

"Getting the vaccines that are authorized by the respective authorities is an act of love. I pray to God that each one of us can make his or her own small gesture of love, no matter how small, love is always grand."

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Oahu Workplace Survey: 1 in 3 Already Have Vaccine Mandate
By UHERO @ 4:58 AM :: 1712 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

... The largest businesses of 50 or more employees reported the lowest proportion of vaccinations at their workplaces ....

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Monday, August 23, 2021
No Longer EUA: FDA Full Approval for COVID Vaccine
By News Release @ 4:59 PM :: 1794 Views :: COVID-19

“While millions of people have already safely received COVID-19 vaccines, we recognize that for some, the FDA approval of a vaccine may now instill additional confidence to get vaccinated."

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Monday, August 23, 2021
Trump Tells Crowd: 'Take the Vaccines'
By Video @ 1:45 PM :: 2268 Views :: Republican Party, COVID-19

"I recommend: Take the vaccines.  I did it." -- Donald J Trump, August 22, 2021

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Monday, August 23, 2021
Union Lawsuit Compares COVID Vaccine to Nazi Experiments
By Andrew Walden @ 12:18 AM :: 5053 Views :: Labor, COVID-19

... Nazi experiments?  Flu is worse?  Livestock deworming pill is the cure?  Hydroxychloroquine?  All of these tired old anti-vaxxer chestnuts are front and center ....

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Saturday, August 21, 2021
"One step forward, two steps back"
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:10 PM :: 1660 Views :: COVID-19

... Everywhere you look, there are indications that people are losing patience with the current style of governance and the uncertainty of living under executive orders .... 

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Saturday, August 21, 2021
COVID Spying: Saiki, Green Want 'Health Pass' to Enter Stores
By News Release @ 2:10 PM :: 4066 Views :: First Amendment, COVID-19

... Chinese Social Credit System ....

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Friday, August 20, 2021
List: Did Your School Have COVID this week?
By News Release @ 1:46 PM :: 2136 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Total cases: 383 (of these, 276 cases had no HIDOE facility impact) ....

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Thursday, August 19, 2021
Hawaii Unemployment Drops to 7.3%
By News Release @ 11:38 PM :: 1541 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... in comparison with July 2020 nonfarm jobs have risen by 53,000, or 10.0 percent. However, in comparison with March 2020 (last month prior to pandemic effects), nonfarm jobs were down by 72,400, or -11.1 percent. ...

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021
UH Students over 90% Vaxxed
By News Release @ 11:57 PM :: 1917 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, COVID-19

... More than 90% of students attending the 10 campuses of the University of Hawaiʻi have been vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus or plan to be ....

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021
OHA: Hawaiians Should Get Vaccinated
By News Release @ 10:55 PM :: 1514 Views :: OHA, COVID-19

... During most of this pandemic, the infection rate in the Native Hawaiian community was below the curve. That has changed with the more aggressive Delta variant ....

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021
DoH to Receive 500 Healthcare Surge Staff
By News Release @ 9:54 PM :: 1488 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... They are expected to work in Hawai‘i for eight weeks each ....

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021
DLIR Delays Reopening Unemployment Offices (again)
By News Release @ 9:51 PM :: 1410 Views :: Labor, COVID-19

... DLIR today announced it will not open statewide offices as planned on September 7, 2021 due to the significant increase in COVID-19 cases ....

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Video: First Responders Oppose Vaccine Mandate
By Video @ 11:42 PM :: 1582 Views :: Labor, COVID-19

... A class action lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court on Friday for City and County workers who believe they are being forced to take the COVID- 19 vaccine ....

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Unions Ask Gov. Ige to Intervene in C&C of Honolulu's Vaccine Mandate
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 1778 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, COVID-19

... The City & County of Honolulu is the only Hawaii government employer that is not providing all unvaccinated employees the “alternative” of regular COVID-19 testing ....

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Monday, August 16, 2021
Public Employee Unions Join Anti-Vaxxers
By News Release @ 2:38 AM :: 1791 Views :: Labor, COVID-19

... they believe their sacred union contracts supersede all other laws including health emergency laws ....

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Monday, August 16, 2021
NEA announces support for educator vaccine and testing requirement
By News Release @ 2:25 AM :: 1644 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... HSTA parent union supports Ige's mandatory vaccination-or-testing program .... 

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Monday, August 16, 2021
How Unemployment Insurance Fraud Exploded During the Pandemic
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 AM :: 2745 Views :: Ethics, Labor, COVID-19

... what may turn out to be the biggest fraud wave in U.S. history ....

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Saturday, August 14, 2021
Open-records law restored, but transparency still needed
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:10 AM :: 1728 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, COVID-19

... It’s been about 525 days since the first lockdown began ....

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Saturday, August 14, 2021
List: Did Your School Have COVID this week?
By News Release @ 2:47 AM :: 1844 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... This week's total cases: 325 (70 cases with no HIDOE facility impact) ....

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