Hawaii Community Correctional Center reported Thursday no new COVID-19 cases as testing continues at the Hilo jail and Department of Public Safety facilities throughout the state.
Our hearts sank on word Tuesday that officials at the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were recommending a pause in the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine after doctors recorded six instances of people developing blood clots after getting the shot.
Hawaii has hit a major vaccination milestone.
No new positive COVID-19 tests were reported Tuesday among inmates or staff at Hawaii Community Correctional Center, which remains in quarantine after an employee recently tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the state Department of Public Safety.
Lt. Gov. Josh Green anticipates Hawaii will reach the one million COVID-19 vaccine dose mark by week’s end.
As more Americans roll up their sleeves for a potentially life-saving vaccination, we are called by moral imperative and social justice concern to reflect on the reality that countries without the Western world’s economic capital are being left behind.