Vaccine misinformation is taxing hospitals and staff to the limit as infections nearly triple in 2 weeks.
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Dr. James Williams, a clinical associate professor of emergency medicine at Texas Tech, said the patients are younger — many in their 20s, 30s and 40s — and overwhelmingly unvaccinated. Read more
Washington State coach Nick Rolovich said he will not participate on site at next week’s Pac-12 media day in Los Angeles after choosing not to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Read more
A 49-year-old Lihue woman pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to three counts of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft related to multiple long-running fraudulent schemes. Read more
City officials are offering free COVID-19 testing for all Oahu residents starting this Friday at its Mobile Lab at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. Read more
Health authorities have warned that even though the COVID-19 vaccines are incredibly effective — the Pfizer and Moderna ones about 95% against symptomatic infection in studies — they’re not perfect. Read more
Maui’s mayor has vetoed a bill that would have imposed a moratorium on hotel construction in parts of the Valley Isle, saying the measure wouldn’t be effective and was legally flawed. Read more
Kauai police identified a 61-year-old man who apparently drowned while surfing at Poipu Beach as Gary Schultz of Kalaheo. Read more
The painting was stolen from the dentist’s office in November 1972. Read more
Biden was expected to stop at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska today where she will greet military and veteran families who are staying at Alaska Fisher House. Read more
Monica Abbott pitched a one-hitter, center fielder Haylie McCleney and second baseman Ali Aguilar combined to throw out the potential tying run at the plate in the sixth inning and the United States beat Canada 1-0 on Thursday for a 2-0 start. Read more
President Joe Biden expressed pointed frustration today over the slowing COVID-19 vaccination rate in the U.S. and pleaded that it’s “gigantically important” for Americans to step up and get inoculated against the virus as it surges once again. Read more
China cannot accept the World Health Organization’s plan for the second phase of a study into the origins of COVID-19, a senior Chinese health official said Thursday. Read more
Australia’s highest-ranking Olympic official and the current premier of the state of Queensland where the 2032 Summer Games will be held have put an early test to the old adage that sports and politics don’t mix. Read more
The Uyghur inmates sat in uniform rows with their legs crossed in lotus position and their backs ramrod straight, numbered and tagged, gazing at a television playing grainy black-and-white images of Chinese Communist Party history. Read more
Top U.S. and South Korean officials agreed Thursday to try to convince North Korea to return to talks on its nuclear program, which Pyongyang has insisted it won’t do in protest of what it calls U.S. hostility. Read more
Chinese officials had sought Wang Jingyu, a 19-year-old student, over his online comments about deadly border clashes between Chinese and Indian forces last year. Read more
The last time Texas got a wandering eye for an alternative conference affiliation it fueled a series of realignment in college sports that nearly killed the Big 12. Read more
Maria Taylor is leaving ESPN after the two sides were unable to reach an agreement on a contract extension. Read more
The seemingly endless streak of skyrocketing used-vehicle prices appears to be coming to a close. Read more
VIDEO: Former UH Warrior and CFL great Chad Owens hosts Star-Advertiser sports show ‘The CO2 RUN DWN’
“The CO2 RUN DWN” runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 1 p.m. and feature insights, interviews and commentary from the former CFL most valuable player and UH all-time career yardage leader. Read more
The Americans, ranked No. 1 in the world and the favorites to win gold in Tokyo, were riding a 44-match unbeaten streak heading into the match. Read more