Report tracks COVID misery: UH researchers document lingering negative impacts from the pandemic

  • Destynee Figueroa is swabbed for COVID-19 during drive-thru testing in 2021 at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo. (KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald file photo)

A report released this week by the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization found nearly two-thirds of adults had a negative impact from COVID-19 related to mental health, food and job security, housing and poverty.