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Thu. 5/21 COVID-19 Daily Update

Local 5 on Facebook Live Join us for another Facebook Live session, featuring youth organizers from AiKea and their campaign to register more voters! Go to www.facebook.com/uniteherehawaii/live at 5 pm!   COVID Cases Today World: Cases: 5.1M (+100k).  Deaths: 333k (+5k). USA: Cases: 1.57M (+20k).  Deaths: 94.7k (+1.3).  Total Tested: 13M (+400k). Hawaii: Cases:  647 (+4).  Deaths: […]

Wed. 5/20: COVID-19 Daily Update

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS US beaches begin reopening, with restrictions varying from state to state – ABC News This national news story features Wendy Perez, who works at the front desk at Waikiki Beach Marriott. COVID-19-related U.S. travel job losses double national unemployment at the height of the Great Depression – Honolulu Star-Advertiser.  This article includes quotes […]

Tue. 5/19: COVID-19 Daily Update

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS Gov. David Ige faces the dilemma of eventually reopening to both tourists and new infections (Star Advertiser, May 19, 2020) Hawaii’s unique geography allowed for the state to achieve some of the best infection control results. But any reopening of the state could invite COVID infections back into the state. It will be impossible to avoid COVID […]

Mon. 5/18: COVID-19 Daily Update

NEW RESOURCE: CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULU HARDSHIP RELIEF PROGRAM Oahu residents who are being economically impacted by COVID-19 can apply to the City & County of Honolulu’s new Hardship Relief Program. If you meet the criteria, you may receive up to $1,000 per household per month and up to $500 additional per month for […]

Sun. 5/17: COVID-19 Daily Update

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS Not Simply a ‘Natural Disaster’ (Part 1 of a 3-part series on the economics of the coronavirus) – Labor Notes.  How the Coronavirus Crisis Became an Economic Crisis (Part 2 of a 3-part series on the economics of the coronavirus) – Labor Notes.  The two articles above explain how and why the coronavirus […]