Health

Businesses on Oahu to reopen under tier system with certain conditions

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Beginning on Thursday, September 24, specified businesses and group activities, mostly of no more than five people, will be allowed to reopen or resume some normalcy as the City and County of Honolulu has launched …

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Bars, restaurants to close in Marseille over Covid fears

  PARIS, FRANCE (AFP) — Bars and restaurants in France’s Mediterranean city of Marseille will have to close as part of new restrictions designed to stop the spread of Covid-19, the health minister said on Wednesday. Olivier Veran’s comments to …

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US donates personal protection equipment to Independent Samoa

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – A shipment of U.S. government-funded medical supplies departed by ship from Auckland, New Zealand on Friday, September 18, and is due to arrive in the Samoan capital of Apia on October 5. U.S. Ambassador to …

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Honolulu battles food insecurity through programs to revitalize industries and feed families

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The City and County of Honolulu this week kicks off the “Fish to Dish” program, which supports Hawaii’s longline fishing industry and distributes fresh fish to communities across the island of Oahu. The “Fish” portion …

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Coronavirus death toll passes 900,000 worldwide

By AFP bureaus PARIS, FRANCE (AFP) — The global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has topped 900,000 since the respiratory disease first appeared in China last year, according to an AFP tally. As the fatalities climbed, US President Donald …

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Hawaii unveils new COVID-19 dashboard

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Governor David Ige and representatives from the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) and the University of Hawaii unveiled on Friday, September 4, a new COVID-19 dashboard for anyone interested in tracking local data associated with …

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US surpasses 180,000 virus deaths: Johns Hopkins

    WASHINGTON (AFP) — The United States passed the grim milestone of 180,000 coronavirus deaths Thursday, according to Johns Hopkins University’s real-time tracker. The US added 931 new virus deaths in 24 hours, the Baltimore-based university reported at 8:30 …

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U.S. Government assists Hawaii in free COVID-19 testing on Oahu as COVID-19 cases surge

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The State Government of Hawaii and the City-County of Honolulu, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), have joined forces to conduct widespread COVID-19 testing throughout Oahu Island for the …

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Army general sets example by donating COVID-19 convalescent plasma

    HONOLULU (Eagle News) — COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate against who it infects – even general officers are susceptible. U.S. Army Major General Michael Place, who serves as commander of the 18th Medical Command and the U.S. Army Pacific Surgeon …

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Hawaii reinstates mandatory quarantine for inter-island travelers amid triple-digit surge of new COVID-19 cases

By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – In response to the recent resurgence of COVID-19 cases on Oahu, resulting mostly from large gatherings in uncontrolled environments, Governor David Ige announced on Thursday, August 6, that a mandatory …

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Novavax reports promising early trial results of COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON (AFP) — US biotech company Novavax on Tuesday announced its experimental COVID-19 vaccine elicited a robust immune response, producing more antibodies than are present in recovered patients, and with generally tolerable side-effects in its early-stage trial. The company was …

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Survey: About one-third of Canadians will delay vaccination because of fear of side effects

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — The fear of side effects would prompt nearly one-third of Canadians surveyed to delay getting a COVID-19 vaccination when it becomes available, according to a new Angus Reid …

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