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August 30, 2020 In The News

The state's infection surge shows the risk of complacency, say local officials who fault the governor for neglecting basic public health measures.

 
Hawaii’s control of the coronavirus has swiftly unraveled this summer, transforming what was the nation’s best-performing state into one of the worst.
 
August 19, 2020 In The News

The chairwoman of a congressional subcommittee on health wants to know details about how the state spent $50 million in CARES Act money aimed at testing and tracing.

 
August 15, 2020 In The News
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who called for the resignations or firings of state Health Director Bruce Anderson and state epidemiologist Dr.
August 15, 2020 In The News
US Representative Tulsi Gabbard was joined by three medical experts, including a Department of Health employee whistleblower, criticizing the Hawai’i Department of Health leadership and contact tracing efforts.
 
August 14, 2020 In The News
With another day of triple-digit spikes in coronavirus cases, a whistleblower is speaking out. She’s a contact tracer with the Hawaii Department of Health who says officials are lying to us about how many are working to track down possible cases.
 
August 14, 2020 In The News
As the spread of COVID-19 spiraled out of control over the last week on Oahu, a story emerged about mismanagement at the Hawaii Department of Health. Despite previous assurances, Gov. David Ige on Thursday acknowledged that the department hadn’t hired enough disease investigators to contain the virus.
 
August 14, 2020 In The News

Dr. Jennifer Smith says there's no army of contact tracers -- only a group of demoralized workers buried under mounting positive cases and forgotten by their leadership.

 
A whistleblower from the Department of Health sounded the alarm on what she describes as dire conditions that make it impossible to do effective contact tracing.
 
August 13, 2020 In The News
Hawaii's top health officials have turned their much maligned "contact tracing " program over to a new hire, following record numbers of COVID-19 cases and a call for the removal of the state's health director and epidemiologist.
 

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