WASHINGTON — U.S. regulators on Wednesday signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially.
Gov. David Ige said the state will welcome tourists back to Hawaii on Nov. 1 as COVID continues to decline statewide.
While hiding from the sun under colorful umbrellas, fans were finally welcomed back to the University of Hawaii at Hilo for a women’s soccer match against Concordia-Irvine.
By MICHAEL BRESTOVANSKY
More COVID-19 booster shots may be on the way — but when it’s your turn, you’ll get an extra dose of the original vaccine, not one updated to better match the extra-contagious delta variant.
At the Loma Verde Recreation Center south of San Diego, demolition work is underway on a $24 million project that will rebuild the facility from the ground up, complete with a new pool. An hour’s drive to the north, the iconic bridge to the Oceanside pier is deteriorating because the city lacks the money for a roughly $25 million rehabilitation.
NEW YORK — Mask rules, vaccination mandates and business shutdowns have all landed in the courts during the COVID-19 outbreak, confronting judges with questions of science and government authority. Now they are increasingly being asked to weigh in on the deworming drug ivermectin.
NEW YORK — U.S. health officials are setting the stage for a national COVID-19 vaccination campaign for younger children, inviting state officials to order doses before the shots are authorized.
Hilo Medical Center has treated dozens of people in its monoclonal antibody treatment clinic since it opened last month.
The state Department of Health is reporting 34 new cases of COVID-19 in Hawaii County today and 487 active cases, with 12 persons hospitalized.
“So far, we’re going ahead.”
By PAT EATON-ROBB
The Department of Public Safety has implemented a vaccine incentive program for inmates.
SEKE, Zimbabwe — Yvonne Binda stands in front of a church congregation, all in pristine white robes, and tells them not to believe what they’ve heard about COVID-19 vaccines.
Associated Press Jayden Portrait – pictured with her father, Mitch – came up with an enterprising idea to skirt hospital rules and see her mother alive one last time.
MIAMI — Banned from the Florida hospital room where her mother lay dying of COVID-19, Jayden Arbelaez pitched an idea to construction employees working nearby.
A former County Council chairman and Big Island mayoral candidate pleaded guilty today to embezzlement of more than $38,000 from AmeriCorps and of offering a bribe in return for grants under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the vote of the court was unanimous. It was not. The Tribune-Herald regrets the error.