Virus claimed same number of lives as regular flu in Hawai‘i
Total infected in Hawai‘i is about 1,000. Slightly more. Total deaths = about 20 (actually 19). These figures are as of 7/11/20. That means death rate is 2%. Lop off some of that for incorrect COVID-19 diagnosis as cause of death (Pre-existing condition is actual cause of death). This means death rate is about the same as the regular flu. The regular flu death rate is calculated per 100,000 population, number of deaths is about the same.
Well, go figure. A lot of stress and financial hardship for this?
Molly Jones, Kealia
Happy to bring all ‘We Are the World from Kaua‘i’
Thank you, TGI, for covering our release of a virtual choir project, “We Are the World from Kaua‘i.” During these times of troubled news and dark thoughts, it gives us great pleasure to share light and joy through music. I hope everyone will get a lift of spirits by checking out the video on YouTube. (Search “We Are the World from Kaua‘i.”)
To correct a few things in the article, this virtual choir was an independent project, produced and directed by myself, with the performances and work of about 30 friends.
Additionally, with the help of my friend and extraordinarily talented pianist, Monica Chung, we have created “Sing Out Kaua‘i,” a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit, bringing exciting new formats for singers and audiences, while following all prudent health and safety guidelines. Stay tuned for future announcements.
In the meantime, Kaua‘i, stay safe, healthy, and keep music in your lives.
Randy Leonard, Director, Sing Out Kaua‘i