We all need to act now to prevent COVID-19 spread

Please help. We all need to act now. Science and medicine have confirmed that travel spreads the virus. In our state, we have seen this for ourselves. Even with just inter-island quarantine requirements lifted, COVID-19 increased throughout the state.

On Oct. 15, the state plans to reopen trans-Pacific and inter-island travel. The problem, only some passengers will have a pre-flight negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of travel. How can that be safe for Hawai‘i? For those who test, the current plan is no quarantine required. Not only can those passengers be exposed between their test and their flight, but they will be flying for five hours or more in a confined space with passengers who opt not to test but choose to quarantine after their arrival.

After you read the following, send an email to each of the addressees below. Please insist that our state officials revise this shortsighted and clearly-flawed plan. Share and circulate this email with friends and family. The state needs to hear from as many as possible.

If the plan is revised to require those who pretest to enter a shortened quarantine, with a second test seven days after they were last tested, to assure they haven’t picked it up, releasing into the economy at that point would keep Hawai‘i and its residents much safer. It is up to us, everyone needs to say something now. The pressure to restore the economy is real and significant. We do need to take steps to help our economy but let’s at least do it responsibly. Recently, the state’s current flawed plan was featured on the news. I was called by a news reporter and asked for comment: https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2020/09/30/councilman-calls-governor-prove-hawaii-is-ready-welcome-back-visitors/

“Because some may opt out of the testing and choose to quarantine, there’s concern about flights arriving with a mixture of tested and untested passengers.”

“The airlines, I think, would sell a lot more seats if they could tell people you could ride on this plane and everybody on the plane is negative for COVID including the crew, and how many more seats would they sell and how much better would that be for the state,” said Bridget Hammerquist of Kauai.

Lt. Gov. Josh Green says the chances of contracting COVID-19 on any flight are very low, especially if everyone wears a mask.

“It should be very safe. It’s not ever going to be 100% with the virus in society, but we will have the safest flights in the world because we will have this extra layer of security, and that’s a good thing,” said Green. Earlier this month, Green said just the opposite:

“He said he strongly believes he was exposed during a car ride, because masks ‘can’t be perfect.’

‘I wore a mask in the car, on the plane, when I was walking to the ER, and in the ER, everywhere. But we were in the car for over an hour, sipping coffee and breathing the same air inside of a car just a couple of feet away from each other,’ he said of his colleague.” https://www.civilbeat.org/2020/09/lt-gov-josh-green-i-dont-feel-differently-at-all/

And the plane flight will be different? If our lieutenant governor can contract COVID-19 while wearing a mask, riding in a car, some of the pre-flight-tested passengers will just as likely pick up COVID-19 from any of the untested passengers they fly with during that five or more hours in the air. Please email each of the following and beg them to do everything they can to change the current plan to reopen the state. Use any of this email or your own words, but individual messages are needed now:

• Governor David Y. Ige: Governor.Ige@hawaii.gov;

• Green: josh.green@hawaii.gov;

• Mayor Derek Kawakami: dkawakami@kauai.gov;

• Maui Mayor Mike Victorino: Mayors.Office@co.maui.hi.us;

• Hawai‘i Mayor Harry Kim: Harry.Kim@hawaiicounty.gov;

• Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell: Mayor@honolulu.gov.

If you’d like to hear our lieutenant governor with an even stronger statement on why reopening is certain to bring more cases of COVID-19, see and hear him on Mel Rapozo’s YouTube video, Rapozo’s COVID-19 Discussion with Lt. Gov. Josh Green, August 12, 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVnwoqPUM-0&t=2190s


Bridget Hammerquist is a resident of Koloa.

  1. Kauai community October 11, 2020 7:49 am Reply

    Thank you for all those contacts. We will definitely email and let them know we are 100% for re opening out state and island. As is. One pre test.

  2. Colin McCleod October 11, 2020 8:43 am Reply

    For all of you cowering in fear see this below from WHO-World Health Organization:

    “The World Health Organization has finally confirmed what … many experts and studies have been saying for months – the coronavirus is no more deadly or dangerous than seasonal flu.

    The WHO’s top brass made this announcement during a special session of the WHO’s 34-member executive board on Monday October 5th, it’s just nobody seemed to really understand it.

    In fact, they didn’t seem to completely understand it themselves.

    At the session, Dr Michael Ryan, the WHO’s Head of Emergencies revealed that they believe roughly 10% of the world has been infected with Sars-Cov-2. This is their “best estimate”, and a huge increase over the number of officially recognised cases (around 35 million).

    Dr. Margaret Harris, a WHO spokeswoman, later confirmed the figure, stating it was based on the average results of all the broad seroprevalence studies done around the world.

    As much as the WHO were attempting to spin this as a bad thing – Dr Ryan even said it means “the vast majority of the world remains at risk.” – it’s actually good news. And confirms, once more, that the virus is nothing like as deadly as everyone predicted.

    The global population is roughly 7.8 billion people, if 10% have been infected that is 780 million cases. The global death toll currently attributed to Sars-Cov-2 infections is 1,061,539.

    That’s an infection fatality rate of roughly or 0.14%. Right in line with seasonal flu and the predictions of many experts from all around the world.

    0.14% is over 24 times LOWER than the WHO’s “provisional figure” of 3.4% back in March. This figure was used in the models which were used to justify lockdowns and other draconian policies.

    In fact, given the over-reporting of alleged Covid deaths, the IFR is likely even lower than 0.14%, and could show Covid to be much less dangerous than flu.

    None of the mainstream press picked up on this. Though many outlets reported Dr Ryan’s words, they all attempted to make it a scary headline and spread more panic.

    Apparently neither they, nor the WHO, were capable of doing the simple maths that shows us this is good news. And that the Covid sceptics have been right all along.”

    Relax, even if you contract the virus if you are healthy–no diabetes, CVD, not obese…etc.–you will easily survive and may not even experience any symptoms. If your are unhealthy, well, then protect yourself and have you family members buffer you.
    It’s time to end the insane policies that will kill more than the virus and kill the economy and your ability to earn a living. The government handouts are unsustainable and will come to a screeching halt at some point….what then?
    Colin McCleod

  3. Chooser October 11, 2020 10:47 am Reply

    Choices to choose from.

    Economic Survival or Survival for High Risk Patients.

    Flu for the Healthy is NO RISK, Flu for the High Risk can be Death.

    Healthy have None or Mild Symptoms.

    Who are the at High Risk? Predominantly those who are elderly with End of Life Pre-Existing Conditions (diseases), and taking Toxic and Lethal End of Life Prescription Drugs for those diseases/

    We also know that, and we cannot ignore, that as many as 98% of the people who get the Covid19 virus have either NO Symptoms, or Mild Symptoms.

    Recently we know that President Trump and Mrs. Trump and some White House officials got the virus with either No Symptoms or Mild Symptoms, and only President Trump was hospitalized for a few days, not out of necessity but as a precaution since he is the President.

    40% of us are unemployed or our businesses closed, ad we want the economy of Hawaii to open, we also want safety for all, and so the following is the most beneficial we’ve heard so far to protect the few who may die, and bring back a safe economy so people can feed their families.

    It seems 60% who are employed or living on fixed income without need of working are for super virus safety and forget the ongoing worsening economic disaster. Out of (media) Fear they want to Keep visitors away from Hawaii. Yet many of them have End of Life Pre-Existing Disease Conditions taking End of Life Toxic and Lethal Prescription Drugs.

    Up to 80% of Americans take daily prescription drugs,4.4 Billion prescriptions a year.

    Over $4 Trillion drug prescriptions issued every year.

    The vast majority of us wear masks, distance 6’, and wash their hands frequently, but not as well as necessary, since positive cases keep increasing, so we know those measures do not work. And with the microscopic virus smaller than a dust particle with little umbrellas sticking out all ove its surface, it’s no wonder with the Tradewinds or Kona winds that the virus can spread island wide on our winds, even virus escaping the mask join the Covid19 Air Force.

    The CDC states

    Adults with the following Pre-Existing Conditions are at increased risk of severe illness (yet 98% do not get severe symptoms) from the virus that causes COVID-19:

    1. Cancer
    2. Heart, Stroke, and Coronary artery diseases.
    3. Lung diseases.
    4. Kidney diseases.
    5. Immune System weakened.
    6. Obesity
    7. Diabetes Type I and II
    8. Smoking
    9. Asthma
    10. High Blood Pressure.
    11. Liver Diseases
    12. Alzheimers, Dementia

    Most of these are caused by processed Non-Nutrient foods containing additives like chemicals and petrochemicals, artificial colors, flavors, aromas, synthetic vitamins, preservatives, hormones, Agricultural chemicals, and sugars are in almost every bite of food eaten, animal fat/lard; and prescription drugs themselves are the direct cause of some of the organ diseases listed above.

    Emphasis must be plaid on Fast/Junk and sugar foods, and one cannot expect to be healthy eating burgers, fries, and sodas, etc.

    Not only do these foods feed disease but their ingredients burden the body’s immune system.

    Remember immune systems have been around for 550 Million years defending animal and recently human bodies from disease, if the body does not need or is threatened by what you eat, that so-called for you are eating must be eliminated or stored out of the way in your arteries and fat zones, etc.

    Most foods and all petrochemicals have only been around for less than 100 years and so the human body has not yet adapted to, and may never be able to the junk people eat, and the corporations manufacture knowing full well that the chemicals you eat will lead to disease and you will be given more chemicals in your prescription drugs. And when you are dead they will enbalm you, that is try to preserve you with more chemicals, even though they have been trying to kill you with chemicals your entire life.

    What a vicious circle: End Of Life Chemicals in your food, in your over the counter medications, in your prescription drugs, and in your dead stinking body.

    So let’s get down to some hard facts and figures.

    If 98% of the people (they’re Healthy) have No Symptoms or only mild symptoms, well we do not need to protect them. What? You never had the flu before?

    And out of the people who die “With” covid19 virus, 94% have pre-existing End of Life disease conditions, and are taking End of Life Prescription Drugs. And in fact of nor more saying they died from Covid19 virus, they now call it that they died with a Covid19 RELATED condition. And therefore not the Covid19 cause at all.

    Of the 6% who died directly from the Covid19, in Hawaii, out of the current deaths only related to, but not directly caused by Covid19, only 12 of the 190 deaths are directly attributed to the Covid19 virus.

    That means that in the last 7 months since March 2020, less than only 2 people (1.7 actually) have died per month from Covid19 virus, out of 1,500,000 residents in Hawaii.

    Repeat: 2 per month out of 1 1/2 million people.

    More people die per month from each of the following: cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, auto/pedestrian accidents, cancer, heart, stroke, diabetes, prescription drugs, and most of the list above.

    And we are destroying families, education, businesses, loss of homes, rentals, mortgages, friendships, and mist pit yp with the stress of fear from Media Hype and inaccurate and misleading statistics.

    While foods, chemicals, medications and prescription drugs cause disease, the people making and selling the above are perpetuating the disease process, by prescribing more chemicals and petrochemicals to the sick, including more drugs for the side effects of the prescription drugs they are selling.

    An example of Disease Care:
    Doctor, “Mr. X, you have high blood pressure , you’ll need to take this prescription drug.”

    Patient Mr. X, “Doctor, For how long do I take it?

    Doctor, “For the rest of your life !”

    Health Care:
    Mr. X, “But doctor, I don’t want to take drugs, I want to be well and Healthy, and not be on drugs and I do not want to get the drug side effect diseases that require more prescription drugs. So how do I get wet and healthy?”

    Doctor, “We aren’t trained in that !”

    Mr. X, “I guess I’ll have to find a Health Coach, my obese friend did and dropped 50 pounds and his blood pressure is back to normal and he feels terrific.”

    So what is your choice? Get Well and Healthy, get the flu, who cares, it’s only No Symptoms or Mild.

    Forget having Fear, besides the Vaccine is a manmade laboratory disease, that does not provide immunity to the bio identical Covd19 virus.

    The bad news is that if you test Negative, you have no antibodies, and no immunity, and are Red Hot Ripe to get the virus and over the next 14 or so days you are contagious to spread the virus to others.

    If you are lucky enough to test Positive, if you get the virus at least 14 days before being tested, you now have millions of still active antibodies, all the bad or Covid19 virus in your body have been deactivated, are being excreted, and you now have immunity to any new Covid19 virus entering your body, they’ll be immediately attacked by your immune system.

    That is called immunity possibly for a lifetime, like the measles, mumps, and chicken pox.

    Stay Healthy, stay away from drugs of any kind, practice Health proactively every day. Eat only fresh live natural un-processed food. Eat no added sugar or chemicals.

    Practice the SWARE acronym every day:

    SWARE. Sun, Water, Air, Rest, Exercise.

    Be sure your nervous system is at optimal function.

    Health = Motion;
    Proof = All Dead Things Don’t Move.

    Motion: Safe sports, yoga, massage, tai chi, and so many more, they’ll keep you Healthy and allow your immune system to be not burdened, so that you easily deactivate bad viruses and bacteria that enters your body.

    OK, so what is fair to all?

    1. If we are now stifling our civil rights on the many, restrict travel, business closures, masks, etc., curfews, many more, then, we should have the social right of denial for the sick and elderly and the obese youth or elderly.

    2. Search out those people, ask or force them to come to: Health Education classes at convenient hours and locations, or by Zoom or Video, and for the obese even isolate them and feed them only live nutritious foods. Rid OBESITY like a virus, or the mongoose.

    3. Governor and Mayor Proclamations to Fast Food and Junk food restaurants and stores (ouch) let them serve only live natural food, NO fat food, grease, sugar, soda, fries; or close your doors. Junk and fast food feeds disease. Why should heathy people pay with unemployment and business closures to allow the cause of disease to prevail. Fat and obese people need healthy food education. Isn’y it about time silly cigarettes and tobacco are outlawed.

    It’s time to turn over a new leaf, Fan Shen. Allow only quality food on island. Rid obesity, those people need help or will die young, Covid or not!

    Sugar Plantations are gone, time to restrict all processed sugar from Hawaii.

    If you can’t eat food without added sugars… (there are over 60 manufactured added sugars, why, because processed sugars and chemicals are cheaper to put in the canned, packaged, bottled food, than putting in real food. Corporations save money denying you real food)…you need to taste how fabulous food from God (not Factory, chemicals, or sugar), tastes, every food a different flavor, as natural spices are different.

    Think fruits, veggie, grains, legume, seed, nuts, made into thousands and thousands of delicious recipes worldwide.

  4. Chooser October 11, 2020 10:51 am Reply

    Oooopa, typo error…

    Not get WET….meant to say…get WELL and Healthy

  5. R.L. Skinner October 11, 2020 3:38 pm Reply

    Let’s all go hide under a rock…………people can care for those most at risk and let the rest of us get on with our lives at some point.

  6. Petrina Blakely October 12, 2020 5:57 am Reply

    I absolutely agree that reopening Kaua’i, as it is suggested now, will most certainly put us in peril all for the pursuit of tourist $$$. We are not any more prepared for this then we were 6 months ago. Open your eyes look at the resurgence of Covid world wide Kaua’i is not prepared for this. Please continue to protect our precious Garden Island and keep our residents safe ahead of the almighty $. There is no need to buckle to the pressure of our weak governor’s bad decisions.

  7. Elizabeth Scheibe October 12, 2020 8:52 am Reply


    Emails are being sent as we speak

  8. Elizabeth October 12, 2020 8:54 am Reply

    Thank you, the emails will be sent.

  9. Mr. Thomas Jefferson October 20, 2020 5:38 am Reply

    My friend Benjamin Franklin warned you people that you’ll only have a free republic as long as you can keep it, and that if you turn in even a little bit of freedom in exchange for government-promised safety – you deserve and will get neither.

    Why didn’t you listen?

    I also told you that the price of freedom is Eternal Vigilance. You let your guard down. You went to sleep. You turned on Government Propaganda News and you bought into it hook, line, and sinker.

    Masks? Restricted breathing? Dehumanizing compliance tests to find out just how submissive you’ve become? You have failed.

    Your government will use yet another “proclaimed emergency” to increase power and secrecy for itself while taking away power and privacy from The People.

    5G isn’t about downloading your netflix propaganda faster. It’s about absolute surveillance in realtime. Facial recognition cameras. Forced vaccination…or coerced as your state is coercing travellers to submit to 85-90% false positive PCR test that tests only for viral fragments which may or may not be active, and you may or may not be contagious even if you test “positive” – just ask the Kiwi and the goat in Iran that tested positive for covid. Yes you read that right. A piece of fruit tested “positive” for the virus that has never been isolated and positively identified in a laboratory.

    Yes, that’s a fact. Here are some helpful sources:


    The facts are being reported, just not on government-big business (the public-private “partnership” is code for Fascism) fascist news outlets.

    You can be a person who thinks critically and questions extraordinary claims, or you can just do as your told and OBEY. What kind of world would you like for your children? Do you think the news media wants you to think critically or simply obey?

    Wake up my sons and daughters.
    Wake up.
    -Thomas Jefferson

  10. Mr. Thomas Jefferson October 20, 2020 5:48 am Reply

    Correction, the brilliantly articulate website of investigative reporter Jon Rappoport is called: NoMoreFakeNews.com.

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