Task force doctor defends COVID-19 screening of senators

Dr. Scott Miscovich, a private physician on Oahu who is a senior adviser on Lt. Gov. Josh Green’s COVID-19 Task Force, said Tuesday he conducted the testing of several asymptomatic senators at the state capitol on Thursday after Sen. Clarence Nishihara tested positive.

Federal officials reach deal on $2 trillion aid package

WASHINGTON — The White House and Senate leaders of both parties struck an agreement late Tuesday on a sweeping $2 trillion measure to aid workers, businesses and a health care system strained by the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak.

Obituaries for March 25

Previously scheduled services for the late Albert Mamuad Duldulao Sr. have been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Can blood from coronavirus survivors treat the newly ill?

WASHINGTON — Hospitals are gearing up to test if a century-old treatment used to fight off flu and measles outbreaks in the days before vaccines, and tried more recently against SARS and Ebola, just might work for COVID-19, too: using blood donated from patients who recovered.

‘Imaginary clock’: Governors reject Trump’s virus timeline

AUSTIN, Texas — Governors throughout the nation on Tuesday rejected President Donald Trump’s new accelerated timeline for reopening the U.S. economy, as they continued to impose more restrictions on travel and public life in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Hawaii farmers union responds to COVID-19 crisis

The Hawaii Farmers Union United launched a task force to quickly organize local food production, aggregate existing food hubs and collaborate with certified commercial kitchens, door- to-door distributors and other stakeholders to address the economic impact of food sustainability from the global coronavirus crisis.