COVID cases on the rise
LIHU‘E — As community spread cases rise, free testing at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, will be an option for residents.
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55 total positives is approximately 0.07% of the population.
the Major knows how to do math. Brilliant. I would suggest he volunteers at the hospital covid ward to see the difference between statistics and human life.
How many’s in the hospital with corvid?
Ok Major Hung,
I’ll bite. Since you want to show off your mathematical acumen, why don’t you solve this fairly simple mathematical problem:
55 cases today. Two week growth of positivity rate on Kauai is now 1420%. At that growth rate, what is the cumulative number of positive cases Kauai will have 8 weeks from now?
Solve that one correctly and post that number, and we’ll see how dismissive you and everyone else will be….
Second day of record high Covid cases on Kauai and this newspaper puts it halfway down the page with the exact same headline as yesterday. Did you guys learn journalism on YouTube? Or Twitch? I’m pretty sure COVID is the most important topic for our community right now and guess what? You’re supposed to listen to the needs of the community, not push your own agenda. TGI has repeatedly given voice to conspiracy theories but doesn’t care enough to inform us that cases are at an all time high. Kauai cases have risen 980% in 2 weeks- that’s the facts you need to report. We might have to go to tier 3, that’s an important fact you’re burying. 2 people on Kauai have DIED- haven’t seen much mention of them. As a long time reader, the recent change to a right wing agenda isn’t hard to see, and it’s not what the community wants. Try do news.
how many more have died from suicide from despair?
also, the 980% sounds ominous, but consider the actual numbers, they remain very, very small.
OK, how many?
Suicides are down… didnʻt you know ??
King covidiot never seems to acknowledge the tremendous sacrifice small businesses and tourist related workers have suffered. He is more concerned with organized sports and whether or not people can have a party. He obviously has not made any tremendous sacrifices and does not understand what he has put so many people thru.
I’ll try to ignore your name-calling and just address your blatant error in judgement about what suffering is. Sure, you can ‘suffer’ the lack of income, but suffering the disease and potentially dying is far worse.
If you’re a small business owner who lost out because of tourism fading away, sorry. But don’t jeopardize my life for your money.
As an outsider looking at what Mayor Kawakami has done for Kauai during this pandemic spearheaded a very well thought out and balanced plan, but he can’t win before Kauai rejoined the safe travels program people were saying he was making money off of the island being shut down. Now that the island is open again people are saying he is in the Hotels pockets. Give the guy a break he seems to really care for Kauai. Oh and last time I checked Covid caused the shutdown.
I think you are glossing over the issue. Our Mayor made a decision to put human life ahead of business interests. You can disagree with that decision; however, you should have the courtesy to let the rest of us know how many dead citizens would have been acceptable to you. Further, I respect your first amendment right of free speech but the least you could do is sign your name to what you write. Our Founding Fathers had the courage to do it and so should you.
Is there some reason that TGI does not or cannot report the locations of the various Covid-19 cases on the island–by town or zip code? I agree that this is a big story and TGI does not seem to be adequately covering it.
You’re the one being an idiot here, or perhaps an ideologue. The whole point of this article is the rapidly rising Covid case count on Kauai. The 7 day moving average is now officially 1420% higher than it was two weeks ago. Kauai is currently in the orange zone of CDC transmission rate and well on its way to being in the red zone. We’ve gone from being probably the most COVID-free county in the country to being probably at about the 50th percentile in terms of new infection rate. This is for no other reason than Mayor Kawakami in fact prioritized the business interests you reference over public health. You’’re welcome to your opinion on balancing health and economics, but if you want to contribute something to this forum, try using your brain and making an intelligent comment rather than repeating some irrelevant talking point.
It is ironic that Kauai has chosen to open the doors to a fifteen-fold increase in COVID infection rate in part so the tourist related workers who have supposedly sacrificed their incomes for the greater good DON’T actually want to go back to work. Business owners out there know it. Dept of Labor knows it. DOL emailed me a few weeks ago to request that my business report anyone who refuses work because they know there are many people out there who would rather stay on unemployment than take a job. Talk to some business owners. They’ll tell you the truth. It does shift the cost/benefit of opening the way that we have.
The very last thing this rag is would be right wing. Hawaii is more liberal the the entire west coast. Sleep easy uncleaina, put on your space ship jammies grab teddy hold him real tight close your wee eyes and drift off to sweet nighty nite. In the morning take your thumb out of your little mouth and wake to a beautiful realization that you still live in the most liberal place on earth.
In what way are you being helpful, Mark?
. . . Seems like this is more important than Kawakami’s blue jeans.
Small wonder that COVID conspiracy theories get so much traction here.
Please give us more details on locations and clusters of Covid on the island.
Again this has been asked several times and not been properly addressed no one is asking for names of persons or even streets
why are we not being given the general area or neighborhoods
we all have a right to know for our own safety and vigilance if clusters are in Kapaa, Waimea, Princeville, Kilauea etc. that’s general enough and not privacy restrictive but beneficial to all.
This information is available and known and should be transparent
This will show that the vast majority of Kauai is negative and should be considered in further policy tier rollbacks not needed universally.
It’s our civic duty to get tested and vaccinated
Stop complaining and comply.
Every one has made sacrifices .The sooner we comply the better for all of us.
i totally agree… However , By opening the airport to visitors , Kauai will be vulnerable to variants
Why are we not hearing about all these job sites that had Covid positive workers and yet they never shut down the sites. Instead they bring in more employees. To expose them? Has greed taken over ? Money over lives? Sad