Aloha ka poʻe āpau (Hello everyone), it is day seven of the “Stay At Home” directive in Hawai’i. The total number of people tested positive for Hawaii Island is 17 with 5 recovered. The remaining 12 are quarantined at home with Department of Health monitoring. Governor’s Proclamation of “Stay at Home” will remain in effect until April 30. Effective tomorrow, April 1, the Governor will issue a new interisland travel policy which will require a quarantine for 14 days.
Sadly, Governor Ige reports at today’s briefing the first coronavirus death. A 65 year old man with underlining health conditions. The actual cause of death is not known at this time. However, the patient did test positive for the Chinese Wuhan Coronavirus.
The President held the longest Task Force news conference yet. Over two hours long. While the outlook looks grim, the President is trying to give Americans hope and assurance his administration is doing everything in its power to defeat the virus. Despite the lefts constant criticism and misinformation, I believe this administration is doing a great job.
Nazi Piglosi is a despicable piece of garbage. Now this evil witch is suggesting another impeachment of the President. This abusive troll that rips off the American people for personal gain is a traitor to the United States. The democrats are fund raising off the virus for votes. They don’t care about the welfare of the American citizens. Selfish rubbish is not even human and should be isolated under the stairway like some crazy aunt. Social distance this clown into a padded cell for life.
Over the next few days, into the months ahead, and over the following years, the effects of this pandemic will ripple through the lives of every human on this planet. I’ve always wondered about the unknown and what adversity will follow in the future, and here it is now. How this global event will effect the lives of people is the great unknown.
The map of Moku O Keawe (Big Island Hawai’i) shows where the outbreaks of the Chinese Wuhan Coronavirus locations. The severity of the outbreak is on west Hawai’i island. That’s the most popular tourist spot. In east Hawai’i, where I live the outbreak is here. Is it spreading? I don’t know. Only time will tell when this will peak. The good news is most of those affected have recovered. There has only been one death recorded on the island of O’ahu. So this has gotten serious. O’ahu’s population is much more denser and there are a lot more cases.
I don’t like to be depressing, but these are the facts. The largest effect on these islands will be the tourism industry. The hotels, restaurants, entertainment, tours, and many of these people are the working poor families. The county of Hawai’i has the food bank open and distributing food. The Salvation Army is doing their part, as with others in the neighborhood to help one an another.
I wish there was alternative interisland transportation in place. The Superferry is still a great idea over air travel. But now, the State has implemented that all interisland travel must quarantine for 14 days. Basically, all travel is shutdown. I worry about patients that need to travel interisland for medical care. Many healthcare services require either the doctor or the patient to visit neighboring islands. O’ahu has all the advanced hospital and medical services. This will cause great hardship and be a potential danger for people needing immediate medical care.
The ripple effect works both ways. One small invisible virus can bring the whole world to a halt. One random act of kindness can travel around the world. Sometimes a lifetime.
“An act of kindness can make someone’s day. For him, it lasts a lifetime. This story is about a man who wants to pay tribute to a stranger’s good deed that moved him decades ago.”
Aloha Kekahi a Kekahi
(Love One and Another)
Our weather today was a mix of rain and overcast skies. Temperatures in the upper 60’s with humidity at 95%. It’s a good soup night. We’re under a flash flood advisory. We’re expecting the weather to remain the same throughout the week.