LIHUE Wilcox Medical Center kicked off drive-through COVID-19 sampling Friday, the same day a spokesperson with the state COVID-19 Joint Information Center confirmed two visitors on Kauai have been identified as persons under investigation for COVID-19, with test results pending.
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Finally (!) some word about a neutral testing site on Kauai. About time. But testing really needs ramping up—not just one site, not just Monday thru Friday, not just with a doctor’s order and not 3 days till results!!! Do ppl not get sick on weekends? How much spread can occur while you wait on an appointment with your doc? And what do you do while waiting 3 days for a result—not go to work, school, place of business? Honolulu has drive-up testing sites WITH screening at 2 hospitals already. Now is when our elected leadership and agencies need to step up—the longer time it takes the more chance we’ll all be enduring the Italian model.
Their itinerary while visiting Kauai should be released for the public. Or even better, their last month. Please.
What do people without insurance do?
Obama established a Pandemic Response Team
… and Trump dismantled it
Obama established a senior position on the National Security Council to respond to pandemics
… and Trump eliminated it
The Obama Pandemic Response Team (?) included a medical observer in China, dedicated to reporting potential outbreaks at a very early stage
… and Trump eliminated the position
KimoKane, the testing is free to everyone, thanks to the government.
Did you read the article? In order to be tested you need a doctor’s note and insurance. That isn’t “free”.
Why do we have our testings “sent” out? Why can’t Kauai have their own testing lab so that we don’t have to wait days to find out if we have the virus . Why can we not have more testing drive through such as KVMH, Mahelona, North shore? 7 days a wk. The new mayor needs to step up his concern for the Kauai people