Sat. 4/4/20: COVID-19 Daily Update
Hawaii Democrats push back primary, switch to all-mail ballots (KITV, April 4, 2020)
Hawaii’s Democratic Presidential Primary was supposed to be held today, but has been changed to mail-in ballots due to COVID-19. Democratic party members will receive mail in ballots for the Democratic Primary Election that must be returned by May 22. Results will be announced on May 23.
Need a fabric mask? Some tips on how to get one (KHON, April 4, 2020)
With the CDC recommending everyone wear at least a cloth mask while out in public, KHON provides a link to some places to get or buy cloth masks. You can learn to make your own mask using video tutorials here.
CORONAVIRUS HASN’T STOPPED JARED KUSHNER’S REAL ESTATE EMPIRE FROM HOUNDING TENANTS WITH DEBT COLLECTION, EVICTION LAWSUITS (The Intercept, April 4, 2020)
Trump’s son-in-law’s family real estate companies continue to evict, collect debt, and file lawsuits in the midst of the COVID crisis fallout.
Daily drive-thru testing continues (KITV, April 4, 2020)
Hawaii Pacific Health hospitals are now offering drive-thru testing seven days a week.
All four hospitals in the Hawaii Pacific Health system are continuing to host daily drive-thru testing. It runs from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. The hospitals are Straub, Pali Momi, Wilcox Medical Centers and Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. You must have a doctor’s note to get tested.
Security company seeks up to 300 new employees (Pacific Business News, April 3, 2020)
Securitas is looking for more security guards. Go to securitasjobs.com for more info.
The coronavirus shutdown is revealing America’s troubling obsession with work (Business Insider, March 31, 2020)
Based on data from OECD countries, even if the US stayed shutdown for two months, the average US worker would work about the same number of hours as the average German worker. That is about ten and a half 40-hour workweeks more than a German worker per year. A typical American worker also worked about six weeks more per year than the average French or UK worker.
See how your community is moving around differently due to COVID-19 (Google.com)
Here’s a fun and interesting way Google is using your physical GPS data to show how human movement has changed in COVID crisis. You can view different geographies and see how traffic has changed to place categories like “work”, “grocery”, “parks”, etc.
World: Cases: Cases: 1.2M (+100k). Deaths: 65k (+6k). Recovered: 246K (+20k)
USA: Cases: 311k (+33k). Deaths: 8.4k (+1.3k). Recovered: 14.7k (+5k)
Hawaii: Cases: 351 (+32). Deaths: 4 (+1). Hospitalized: 19 (+1). Recovered: 82 (+4)