State Health Department warns of early rise of RSV rates.
Views expressed in this Coronavirus update are those of the reporters and correspondents. Accessed on 12 November 2022, 0440 UTC.
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Health officials are warning of an early rise in cases of respiratory syncytial virus and influenza in Hawaii, similar to trends observed across the U.S. Read more
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CDC Director Rochelle Walensky spoke in advance of the release of an agency report that examines an increase in the rate of hospitalizations among infants. Read more
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Residents in districts encompassing almost 5 million people have been ordered to stay home at least through Sunday. Read more
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Researchers found that when patients received a placebo instead of treatment, a portion of them still experienced a rebound of their symptoms after they had initially improved. Read more
Hawaii’s unemployment insurance fund has nearly doubled this year instead of shrinking as predicted several months ago. Read more
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At his laboratory at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine in Honolulu, researcher Axel Lehrer has several vaccine candidates that potentially could save lives around the globe. Read more
Authorities are trying to restore a sense of normalcy while sticking to a “zero-COVID” strategy that locks down neighborhoods when any virus cases are found and quarantines everyone arriving from overseas in hotels for seven to 10 days. Read more
Chinese health officials said they would “unswervingly” stick to the policy, which seeks to stop cases from coming into the country and snuff out outbreaks as they are uncovered. Read more
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Shares soared more than 7% in Hong Kong on Friday after a Communist Party newspaper reported that local officials were being urged not to impose overly burdensome controls to curb coronavirus infections. Read more
The state’s average positivity rate also declined to 5.5% compared with the 6.2% reported the previous week. Read more