No aloha for elderly people traveling to Maui

Letters to the Editor

I landed in Kahului on Nov. 23. I had a negative COVID-19 test from Hawaii partner Costco and Azona labs within 72 hours of arrival. I had set up a “Safe Travels” Hawaii account: I do not know how to download test to the Safe Travels account. I have both accounts and test results in my ...

A symbolic milestone


The American economy is a wonderful engine of prosperity left to its own devices, and on Nov. 24 it proved this again with another surge in equity prices that pushed the Dow Jones Industrial Average above 30,000 for the first time. Stock prices rise and fall, but this symbolic milestone of ...

Giving thanks with a new path forward


As we reflect on Thanksgiving, the turkey, stuffing, gravy and, most important, fond memories with our loved ones, we have time to count our blessings and be grateful for the things we cherish most. Unfortunately, many people in our community are struggling with the same things others take for ...

As COVID cases rise, so does pandemic fatigue

Letters to the Editor

Nine months into this pandemic, COVID is no longer a mysterious new disease. We’ve learned how to protect ourselves, and we now know that things like wearing masks, washing hands, staying six feet apart, and avoiding gatherings will keep us and our loved ones safe. So why is the virus still ...

Trust in vaccine may improve


A Herculean effort by the science community has produced several vaccines for COVID-19 in record time. With preliminary efficacy results around 95 percent, the vaccines developed by Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech are far more effective than anyone dared hope. AstraZeneca has also posted a ...

Pandemic task force rebuff shows failure to respond

Letters to the Editor

Mayor Victorino rebuffed Maui County Council’s unanimous vote, which urged him to create a COVID-19 rapid response task force.  The mayor has also failed to respond to an offer to even designate a member of his staff to receive regular briefings from a representative of a coalition, which ...