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Increasing vaccination rates upgrade Hawaii's economic forecast

| May 26, 2021 | Hawaii

Economic conditions in Hawaii are improving, thanks to a strong vaccine rollout locally and nationally, as well as the dominant U.S. visitor market outperforming expectations.  According to a new forecast for the State of Hawaii from the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO), total visitor arrivals will climb to...[ Read More ]

State's microbiologists provide genomic virus data to shape future pandemic response

| May 20, 2021 | Hawaii

A team of about a dozen microbiologists and other professionals has been on an important mission for more than a year: to collect and analyze data on the coronavirus to help epidemiologists determine how best to respond to the ongoing pandemic.     They’re part of a genomic surveillance project...[ Read More ]

Hawaii Governor announces state will maintain mask rules

| May 14, 2021 | Hawaii

In a rejection of the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidance, Hawaii Governor David Ige announced Thursday that the state will continue to require masks when within six feet of people who aren’t a member of their household.     Ige said in a press conference he doesn’t feel comfortable...[ Read More ]

Registration open: "5 Slides" Raising awareness of mental health solutions

| May 11, 2021 | Hawaii

May is mental health awareness month and the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn has caused widespread despair and feelings of vulnerability. During our upcoming discussion, "5 Slides: Raising awareness of mental health solutions," industry experts will discuss and explore the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and Hawaii’s response...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Legislative session in review, Health funding in the budget, Mental health solutions

| May 6, 2021 | Hawaii

Vaccines are likely to be approved for our 12-16 year olds next week. Pres. Biden has set the goal of 70% of Americans to be vaccinated with a first dose by July 4th. Israel saw something like herd immunity kick in around 55-60% vaccination rates, so we are close. Things...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Representative Yamane looks back on the 2021 session

| May 5, 2021 | Hawaii

Representative Ryan Yamane currently serves as the Chair of the Health, Human Services, and Homelessness Committee. He previously chaired the House Committee on Health from 2009-2012. He also previously chaired the House Tourism and Culture Committee from 2006-2008. Yamane has dedicated himself to public service as a social worker, instructor...[ Read More ]

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