Sadly, we had +2 deaths and +2 cases statewide. If you look at the pink growth bars which are based on our rolling 3 day average, the growth is about as flat as it could be.
By what rational, fact-based, science-driven evidence do we have that we should at least not start returning to work under the same conditions that today’s current “essential” services are able to operate with clearly outstanding results?
I’ve lived Hawaii since the mid ‘80s when I moved here at the age of 21. I arrived site-unseen in Honolulu with zero contacts and about $5k in savings. I worked from nearly zero and today Hawaii has given me the greatest gifts in the world in all aspects: spiritually, financially, romantically (married since early ‘90s w/ 2 children), and most important, peace. My goal with this site is to share the magic of this Land of Aloha and help others who are on a similar quest.
Based on recommended guidelines, HI appears to be ready to re-open. The frail, elderly, and high risk individuals could continue to maintain quarantine for another 30 days and review again at that time, and the remaining population could go back to work. With travel such a large part of the economy, open it for US travel May 1, with international travel following as numbers allow.
Using the Federal Government’s 6 point plan to inform and guide a governor’s decision to open a state back for business, Governor Ige should end the lockdown of Hawaii effective May 1st. If this doesn’t happen, we can be assured that none of this has been about protecting our health.