4.4 million Americans roll up sleeves for omicron-targeted boosters.
Views expressed in this Hawaii State Coronavirus update are those of the reporters and correspondents. Accessed on 23 September 2022, 0511 UTC.
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
The White House said more than 5 million people received the new boosters by its own estimate that accounts for reporting lags in states. Read more
The state’s seven-day average of new cases fell to 148, down from 161 reported on Sept. 14. Read more
It’s looking like omicron has a remarkable capacity for more evolution. Read more
Nearly every casino market has struggled to attract new workers and retain existing ones. Read more
Unvaccinated foreign travelers who are allowed to enter Canada are currently subject to mandatory arrival tests and a 14-day quarantine. Read more
Allegations that the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement mismanaged a $1.6 million Office of Hawaiian Affairs contract have surfaced as the dispute over a much larger Hawaii Tourism Authority contract heads beyond the four-month mark. Read more
Question: Is there a shortage of the new COVID-19 Moderna bivalent vaccine in Hawaii? I have received four Moderna vaccinations, and I am now eligible for the new bivalent booster. After much effort I have been unable to find a vaccination site on Oahu that has the COVID-19 Moderna bivalent booster. What’s up? Read more
As part of a deal with prosecutors, Don V. Cisternino has already agreed to forfeit the money from the fraud, as well as any assets connected to the crimes. Read more
Queen’s is offering the vaccination drive-thru at The Queen’s Medical Center at Punchbowl and the neighboring parking lot of the Honolulu Board of Water Supply. Read more
The word from the White House on Monday was that the president was simply expressing what many Americans were already feeling and seeing and what Biden had been saying all along. Read more
Canada, like the United States, requires foreign nationals to be vaccinated when entering the country. Read more
The case, in Minnesota, is the largest fraud uncovered in any pandemic-relief program, prosecutors said. Read more
Visitors must continue to wear a hospital-approved mask and follow physical distancing requirements. Read more
Borrowers who paid down their debt during a pandemic freeze that started in March 2020 can in fact get a refund — and then apply for forgiveness — but the process for doing that hasn’t always been clear. Read more
A Chinese news outlet said that officials confirmed that the passengers were “epidemic-related people” being taken from Guiyang, the provincial capital, to Lido county. Read more
While doctors say the symptoms for children with “long COVID” seem similar to adults, the degree of brain fog, fatigue, difficulty sleeping and headaches can vary widely from child to child. Read more
The event did not take place in 2020 and 2021 as authorities grappled with the unpredictable development of COVID-19 infections and restrictions. Read more
Thousands of people without homes across the country found relief in motel rooms during the pandemic, but are now facing uncertainty as the hotels close. Read more
VIDEO: Dr. Jessica Kosut of Kapiolani Medical Center discusses long-COVID on the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s ‘Spotlight Hawaii’
Dr. Jessica Kosut of Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children joins the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s “Spotlight Hawaii” livestream show today at 10:30 a.m. to answer viewer questions. Read more