Aid groups appeal to G-7 for cash to get shots into arms

FALMOUTH, England — Rich nations must do more than just donate surplus vaccines if they hope to end the COVID-19 pandemic, according to public health experts and humanitarian groups that are calling for money, increased production and logistical support to help developing countries where the virus is still raging.

Kamehameha Day kick off

LIHU‘E — Kumu Hula Kapu Kinimaka-Alquiza of Na Hula O Kaohikukapulani said the halau is excited about it performance, Saturday starting at noon at the Kukui Grove Center Food Court stage.

Vaccinated lawmakers get to take off their masks in House

WASHINGTON — Fully vaccinated members of Congress and staffers will no longer have to wear masks on the House floor and in committee rooms, the Office of the Attending Physician said Friday, delighting some GOP lawmakers who have been chafing at the mask-wearing requirements.

US deaths from heart disease and diabetes climbed amid COVID

NEW YORK — The U.S. saw remarkable increases in the death rates for heart disease, diabetes and some other common killers in 2020, and experts believe a big reason may be that many people with dangerous symptoms made the lethal mistake of staying away from the hospital for fear of catching the coronavirus.