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COVID-19: Preparing for the Holidays

COVID-19: Preparing for the Holidays With Halloween less than a week away, we want to ensure you have all the information you need to have a healthy holiday season. In comparison to last year, the holidays will look different as loosened social restrictions are expected. As Halloween and other holidays quickly approach, so does the […]

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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 10/18

COVID-19 UPDATE 46 In Hawai’i, 16 percent of the population are Filipino and they have the highest hospitalization and death rates due to COVID-19, highlighting a need for health equity as Filipinos, alongside Pacific Islanders and Native Hawaiians, have been most adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In honor of Filipino American History Month, we […]

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COVID-19 & Emotional Wellness

Maintaining emotional wellness is essential as the pandemic, a sustained trauma, evokes valid emotions of sadness, stress, anxiety and loneliness. In December 2020, the US Census Bureau conducted a survey evaluating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health. More than 42% of people surveyed reported symptoms of anxiety and depression, a 31% increase […]

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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 10/4

COVID-19 UPDATE 45 This month we celebrate Health Literacy Month. The goal of health literacy is to make information accessible and easy to understand so people can make the best decisions for their health. Recent scientific work has affirmed that misinformation (generally) and limited health literacy (specifically) are major obstacles to health. We have seen […]

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COVID-19: Boosting Hope

COVID-19: Boosting Hope From keiki to kūpuna, it is our kuleana to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect our most vulnerable community members. Our statewide hospitalizations have decreased, but to ensure that everyone who needs care has access, we all must continue to talk to loved ones about what we know works. The best […]

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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 9/20

COVID-19 UPDATE 44 With the extremely contagious Delta variant in our community, many parents are eager for the COVID-19 vaccine to be approved for children under 12 to reduce their risk of infection and serious illness. Today, we moved one step closer towards emergency use authorization (EUA) for children under 12, as Pfizer released data, […]

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COVID-19 Vaccinations: Truth, Compassion & Unity

COVID-19 Vaccinations: Truth, Compassion & Unity This weekend, we remembered the horrific tragedy of 9/11 and reflected on the lessons learned. We have overcome some of the hardest crises through unity. This value of unity is desperately needed as we continue to work to slow the spread of COVID-19. Our communication holds our legacy and […]

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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 9/7

COVID-19 UPDATE 43    In honor of Hawaiian History Month, we are committed to learning about the legacy of ali‘i and the decisive actions they took to protect public health. It is evident Hawaiian leaders put the wellbeing of their people above all else. When looking back at the smallpox epidemic of 1853, ali‘i created […]

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HIPHI COVID-19: Where Do We Go From Here?

COVID-19: Where Do We Go From Here? Today’s case count is the highest Monday count on record with a statewide total of 720 new cases and 10,946 active cases. Yesterday was the first day that the state reached 10,000 active cases. Hawai‘i is geographically remote, which makes our health system extremely vulnerable. Our hospitals cannot […]

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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 8/24

COVID-19 UPDATE 42    Hawai‘i is again at a crossroads in our fight against COVID-19. Over the last week, our state averaged 671 daily cases, with 409 people currently hospitalized. If we do not change our course, models forecast that cases could peak at 3,700 cases per day in October. Our healthcare system will not […]

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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 8/9

COVID-19 UPDATE 41     How is the Delta variant different from other strains of COVID-19? The Delta variant is twice as contagious as the original coronavirus and data shows it might cause more severe illness than previous strains in unvaccinated persons, even among young and healthy individuals. Delta is currently the predominant strain of […]

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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 7/26

COVID-19 UPDATE 40      As of Saturday, there was an average of 185 new COVID-19 cases reported statewide, with three new deaths in the last week. As the highly transmissible Delta variant spreads throughout the islands, it is important to consider which activities pose a higher risk. You can view the state’s COVID-19 Cluster Report (published […]