6 new COVID cases Wednesday
LIHU‘E — Six new cases of COVID-19 were reported Wednesday by the state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office.
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Is another shutdown looming?
Mr. Mayor, are you paying attention to these numbers? You have a forest fire starting here that could burn down this whole island.
Gaslight much? This is actually what happens….no hospitalizations. Mostly a symptomatic. More testing, more visitors, if you thought covid was going to disappear you clearly have not even the slightest understanding of virology. Get over it. Life goes on. Only 700 deaths WITH covid across the country yesterday. Pandemic is over. Kauai hid out for a year. Cases will go up.
Well said Uhh… So everyone would rather shut down the island to tourism again?…something that provides over 25% of our livelihood and economy??? It’s a much slower and more painful death to shut down the island and wither on the economic vine. Ever been to St. Croix? Google it. Without an economy we have no chance. Be smart…get vaccinated…revive our economy…please…so everyone can stop living off the government…and stop wearing these damn masks.
Well. at this point you have the choice to protect yourself, if you choose not to that is fine but we should not put any restrictions on those of us who have chosen wisely. I am not concerned if people who have chosen to not be vaccinated. Time to put the masks away and live freely.
Will we get out of the (Un)Safe Travels program before before our hospitals are overwhelmed?
No such thing as Safe Travel Program, its an illusion. Selfish people traveling they should not be doing. Infected people wants to go places to spread the disease. They know they’re infected/positive and still going places, go figure.
Mr. Mayor, shutter down Kauai if you don’t want this get out of hand.
I’m sorry according to all the statistics we should be in Tier 3 heading rapidly to Tier 2, yet here we are still languishing in Tier 4. Moving tiers may not achieve much but it would focus the mind: Be safe. Get vaccinated. Wear a mask. Distance.
Seven yesterday, a few cases the day before and six cases today. A few cases tomorrow, and the day after, and the next day. It won’t take long its by the hundreds. Mr. Mayor, its time to shutter down Kauai. Whether inter-island or trans-pacific its travel related. Just cannot allow people to land on Kauai not vaccinated and pretravel negative test. It’s not just the people directly infected but the resources needed to do contact tracing.
Please don’t overreact to six new cases. If we start getting twenty new cases a day, then we may need to look at things differently. This is an adjustment period. Just because there are COVID cases doesn’t mean these people are very sick, are going to spread it or are going to die. Look at each case separately instead of grouping them all together. The mayor needs to make his restriction decisions based on all health issues in COVID cases, not just the number of new diagnosis.
Hospitalization is often a lagging indicator unfortunately, occurring after a week of infection has passed. There were 13 cases today, it is beginning to take on an exponential feel. Island-wide community spread too, if the latest from COK is to be believed. Maui starts mandatory 2nd tests next week, time for Kauai to follow?
Don’t over-react but please react, people this is not over yet, we have to follow safety practices and get vaccinated to stop this. IT IS NOT OVER. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is putting 15 counties that encompass the state’s biggest cities into the state’s extreme risk category starting Friday, imposing restrictions that include banning indoor restaurant dining. As Brown issued her order on Tuesday, she said rising COVID-19 hospitalizations threaten to overwhelm doctors.