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Tracking cases critical
I’m curious as to why you have stopped publishing the daily rate of COVID infections.
Are there no more cases?
With the easing of restrictions I believe it is very important to track the daily cases so we can see if there are any increases. I relied on the little indicator box in the upper right hand corner to give me unbiased information. Let’s keep the public informed on the status of the pandemic, please!
Tony LeHoven, Kilauea
Reduction of speed limit a must
Waialo Road in ‘Ele‘ele is exactly what it is. A road and not a highway!
The road could use more safety updated to slow drivers down. As it stands the speed limit is 35 mph. It should be lowered to 25 mph. A couple more crosswalks with flashing lights by the clinic and between the brewery and the boat offices and a sign that lets driver know to slow down with a camera that would take a picture of a speeding car’s license plate would help, since there isn’t much police patrol on that road.
The reasons are that there is a preschool, a clinic and residences in the area. Further down towards Port Allen is a business area that includes boat ride tour offices, gift shops, eateries and a brewery and bar. Tourists walk in the area by the droves when the boats leave out to sea in the day and arrive in the early evening.
While going on a walk in the evening, I observe a full size pickup truck speed up from the Port Allen entrance/exit speeding up intentionally as a resident crosses the road near the clinic. The resident barely cleared the roadway when the speeder raced by.
State DOT and Governor Ige, make that road safe for everyone. Add those safety items mentioned above.
Howard Tolbe, ‘Ele‘ele
So true about need to reduce speed limits… So scary to see big trucks going so fast in Lihue on Rice street and also by the Lihue Mc Donalds- These big trucks cannot stop when a car is pulling out from a hidden parking area or people on bikes and walkers… Sad if they need to wait until someone dies then the changes are made!!!
Also so scary to see trucks/cars driving in Poipu by Brenecke Beach with the tourists walking on the road way…. they need to establish a walking area so tourists will stay off the road!!!
Aloha Tony. How about stopping the constant fear Mongering. I realize the governments constant propaganda on peoples minds has created side effects, but it’s time to think ahead and stop the individual madness that goes with it. Have a cold or flu lately? It’s normal believe it or not.
Many home test positives go unreported. Many ‘cases’ are asymptomatic. The testing, both from a lab and at home, is unreliable, many false negatives & positives.
Best scenario is to stay healthy. A very large percentage of those hospitalized are patients that are obese, diabetic, asthmatic AND on several medications. This has hardly been talked about and stressed in the media and by practicing physicians. Lifestyle is key but lifestyle is hard to change and most doctors won’t touch that subject.
Please restore my ability to protect myself by publishing cases daily. I realize some young healthy people want to ignore Covid. Some never got vaccinated and remain capable of growing and passing new deadly variants. Meantime less serious variants create surges of (for most) more mild disease.
I am lucky enough to control how and where I live. I need information to make these personal decisions.
A second booster is now being offered. Unfortunately it is only being offered at pharmacies and Safeway. More distressing it requires an online appointment. Since this booster is primarily for elderly couldn’t we make it easier for them? My doctor doesn’t administer vaccines. Nor does Wilcox. Which pharmacies have which vaccines? Couldn’t there be walk in times for kupuna who don’t have computers?
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