County announces one new case of COVID-19
LIHU‘E – The Kaua‘i District Health Office reported one new case of COVID-19 on Wednesday, Dec. 16.
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Sadly, with new variants and mutations generating, there is no end in sight. Experts say that vaccines will be unable to keep pace with the new viruses. The best we can do is wear effective masks; not the cloth masks that allow germs to freely pass in and out. High risk folks stay home or at least avoid crowds and stores that fail to enforce distancing. (For example, check out the big stores with narrow aisles with two way traffic; strangers bumping against each other will not curtail the community spread). We must learn to live and work with the useful and effective guidelines.
Thank you Mayor for standing strong to protect our island. We have endured since March and successfully avoided the chaos, sickness and death that is wide spread in all other areas of the country. With the vaccine on the horizon we can manage to work through another few months to know with certainty whether the virus can or can’t be successfully controlled on this island.
A pharmacist said today that he has not issued any tamiflu this year. This is usually peak flu season. He feels people that have the flu can have a false positive on a covid test.