Letters for Friday, October 2, 2020

She questions COVID-19 statistics’ accuracy

The PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test for COVID-19 tests for an RNA (ribonucleic acid) code sequence which is present in many conditions, not just a single virus termed COVID-19. If the test is not accurate for specific testing of COVID-19, then all the subsequent statistics are also not accurate, including number of deaths caused by COVID-19.

Throw in legitimate questions about lax procedures in determining actual cause of death and, Houston, we have a problem.

Look up Andrew Kaufman, MD, on YouTube to verify this information.

Molly Jones, Kealia

Did you get your Spectrum credit?

Years ago, when public utilities were really local, you could count on them to announce problems and provide credit which might be due. That’s no longer the case.

For example, back in early June, a construction mishap severed a cable in the Kapa‘a area. This caused a Spectrum TV outage for approximately 20 hours. Did you get your credit? Spectrum ads proclaim they are so good that they think they deserve a trophy.

You have to ask for your credit, and mailing a copy of your request to the Public Utility Commission might help.

One would hope current candidates for the Legislature might show some awareness of the lack of activity of the PUC, like no ability of stopping illegal “robo” calls.

Richard Machell, Kapa‘a

Distance learning isn’t easy on anyone

While our children are in distance learning in our homes, it’s hard for them to pay attention because of distractions in a home such as pets, siblings and visitors. That should be understood by a teacher who teaches while our children are distance learning.

Teachers should respect and not tell the owners of the home to calm down when their are visitors in the home. There will be noise and distractions in the home as there are at school.

So with that said, teachers, don’t SHSH or tell us to calm down. Instead, fight to have our children back in school/classrooms.

Howard Tolbe, ‘Ele‘ele

  1. I saw a Vampire once October 2, 2020 12:11 am Reply

    Why not you Molly Jones?

  2. Prentiss October 2, 2020 2:27 am Reply

    Molly Jones – So you DO get your “facts” and “science” from YouTube. Just as I suspected. And Kaufman? He’s and international joke who initially denied the virus even existed. He’s been debunked by every credible scientist on both sides of the border. But go ahead, keep watching – he needs the clicks to keep the money rolling in.

  3. Steven McMacken October 2, 2020 2:47 am Reply

    Molly, I’m reassured to know that we have alert citizens, like you, staying on top of the situation and keeping us informed. Andrew Kaufman, huh? Is this the same Andrew Kaufman who, in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, went around claiming that the virus didn’t exist? And is this the same Andrew Kaufman who claims that appendicitis — which can lead to sepsis and death — is “no big deal” and can be relieved by an enema? That Andrew Kaufman?

  4. Terry October 2, 2020 6:22 am Reply

    I’m at disbelief that the public on this island is cheering the opening of this Island! How can you justify the medical facilities are even equipped for any huge wave of illness which is guaranteed within 3 to 4 weeks after the 15th of October.

  5. Dan Freund October 2, 2020 6:26 am Reply

    “Look up Andrew Kaufman, MD”? Okay. He’s a psychiatrist, not an infectious disease specialist. In the early days he claimed Covid-19 did not exist. Oops. Read more here: https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/covid-19-pseudoscience/psychiatrist-who-calmly-denies-reality

  6. Robin Clark October 2, 2020 9:38 am Reply

    Molly Jones- you must be kidding! Andrew Kaufman “MD” is a well-known quack once referred to as “The Psychiatrist Who Calmly Denies Reality.” He has even denied that the Covid virus exists. You might want to check the real scientific literature which indicates that the SARS-CoV-2 PCR test is specific for 2 distinct regions of the N region of the viral RNA and shows no cross reactivity to other human coronaviruses or human respiratory pathogens.

  7. Simple Solutions October 3, 2020 2:15 am Reply


    How about you respect the teachers!!!!

    The kids are at home, it is your responsibility as a parent to provide an environment for learning….removing distractions, asking visitors to come by during non-school hours, and put the pets outside.

    As a parent, it is your responsibility to provide to teach your children to respect their teachers and to give their teachers their undivided attention online and in the classroom.

    Don’t blame the teachers for online schooling….You need to follow your own advice and just “shsh and calm down” then fight to have “your children” back in school/classrooms.

    1. Howard Tolbe October 3, 2020 8:47 pm Reply

      Are you a teacher? Can UI come to your hose and tell you what to do? My home is not a classroom and I’m not a student!

      1. Expected October 4, 2020 1:21 pm Reply

        Thanks Howard… Don’t tell ME what to do, just do as I say!

  8. Debra Kekaualua October 3, 2020 6:03 am Reply

    mAhalo Molly, I agree and thousands of others also agree with your version of this beast and the beasties within TGI commentators, who will dismiss you and every other person that goes against their thoughts, but more so, their AGENDA that presents, everytime they make a publishing spot!

    The media mafia, the cok, the fakers of this gooberment and the likes of militaropoliticojudiciary martial law is the bigger question that needs answers! The Covid gig is just one side-step and the fact is, we need RICO due to the FBI Kenji and his DEA staff that are worse than turtles moving their slowest pace to EXpose the remaining Kealoha ‘power couple’ guilty fraudulent cult and every last one of them going to GITMO via FEMA prison barges!

  9. manawai October 3, 2020 7:38 am Reply

    This is really about the fight between those who want to end tourism here and those who depend upon it for their livelihood, directly or indirectly. The virus is being used as a weapon in the fight to end tourism on Kauai.

    1. Or... October 4, 2020 1:25 pm Reply

      Or, and bare with me a bit… It’s a fight between people who want to limit the risk of locals dying and the tourism industry’s larger short term profit.

      For that matter, what is wrong with having reasonable limits on anything? The island can’t handle everyone who wants to come. Look how well nature has recovered with fewer people. If you have reasonable limits, the aina lasts longer for more people.

  10. Steve Martin October 3, 2020 8:11 am Reply

    Concerning the spectrum credit…. the only thing I get from spectrum are constant billing statements even though I don’t owe anything. We contacted BBB to complain about spectrum and they said “ we are constantly being contacted by people complaining about spectrum that we no longer are logging complaints”. Dish and direct tv are our other choices. If you a better solution please advise

    1. Gypsum October 5, 2020 12:14 am Reply

      Teachers need the help of the parents and not to be taken for granted!

  11. LTEreader October 4, 2020 10:02 am Reply

    Debra: You’re one of ‘them’? I guess it makes sense, but being a senior I thought you’d…oh never mind.

    manawai: CV-19 is being used as a weapon against tourism? LOL.
    Pay attention – there’s an extremely contagious virus heading to an Island near you, and with only 9 ICU beds hopefully you won’t need one. SMH at the incredibly lame comments from some recently!

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