State launches second surveillance testing program
LIHU‘E — With a week left before reopening, the state is committing to a surveillance testing program that will randomly select 10% of travelers to take a state-funded second test.
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Aloha all ☀️
That’s wonderful news for the Big Island.
The second random test is all mayor Kim requested, so it meets all government needs.
Thank you for working with mayor Kim to help us survive. Big Island has suffered so much. Blessings to all
This is from todays newspaper:
Ige said: “he is working with mayors to lift the interisland quarantine”.
This is good news.
We do need to return to our normal freedoms, which includes being able to travel interisland to visit our Ohana and conduct our business.
Then we read: “which Mayor Derek Kawakami has noted as prioritizing tourists to locals.”
Lifting interisland quarantine is for the benefit of the locals.
And tourists coming to the outer islands is good for the locals as well, because we need our jobs.
Then Ige said: “The interisland quarantine is to keep neighbor islands safe,”
Yes, and our jobs keep us fed and clothed and housed.
You cannot prioritize one over another for many months on end.
We have an uninterupted constitutional right to the persuit of happiness and prosperity.
Let’s protect the vunarable, we now know who they are.
Risks are a part of human life. People die each day, it’s unfortunate and it hurts, but it’s life on earth.
We are smart and can make decisions for ourselves. We don’t need a government “lording ” over us.
Set us free! We not only can handle our freedom, but we need it to survive!!
May God bless our leaders to have wisdom and courage!
I’m sure this hasn’t been easy for you or anyone else but we are Covid19 free for now. But people confuse public health issues with so called freedoms. Do you complain about driving on the correct side of the road, wear seatbelts, stop at red lights? Then why complain about keeping everyone safe?
Your jobs and businesses are useless if you don’t have your health. That was Trump’s big mistake. Instead of concentrating on fixing or mitigating the pandemic, let alone deny it, he too, thought if people are working and the stock market is good everything else will follow. We all know our health is paramount to enjoying the freedoms, the real Freedoms guaranteed in the Constitution.
The sooner health and science hold sway in the White House the sooner we can get a handle on the pandemic.
Let’s exercise our Freedom to vote, no, not Freedom but duty and responsibility as citizens to vote.
I can only imagine how many different ways this will get screwed up. I feel badly for anyone who’s healthy today but gets COVID from this amateur hour attempt. Unfortunately it’s going to lead to another shutdown with near 100% certainty. Mayor K has done so well but this plan is classic ready fire aim.
Relying on tourist to test three days later seems like a stretch. Are we expecting people to spend part of their precious days here coming in for testing? Are they going somewhere for a test,does a public health official go somewhere to administer this test? Forgive me if I missed the answers to these questions but has this been addressed. If officials are confused now just wait. I see no clear plan one week from reopening.