A locally developed rapid COVID-19 test that's already being evaluated by The Queen’s Medical Center and the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine is now a finalist in the international XPRIZE Rapid Covid Testing competition.
In addition to turmoil among the leadership of the state Department of Health, the agency has been criticized for “not doing a good job” of reporting COVID-19 data, and experts said an update to the existing dashboard two weeks ago “misses the point.” This after legislators said the “DOH must provide sufficient data.”
"Our employees are our most important assets, and it’s even more important now during this COVID-19 pandemic for us to support their health and well-being as part of our commitment to them and to Hawaii."
"The biggest challenge for the state right now is how to implement and control travel-related spread. Careful analysis of how the spreading factors change are key to mathematical modeling."
"We proposed a simple 'Spit-in-a-Cup' that is fast, cheap and accurate, which could be used to simply test at home, at school, at work, or airports."
The brainchild of local entrepreneurs Ryan Kalei Tsuji and Gregory Hadley, CoronavirusHawaii.com was created to serve as a local hub for businesses and organizations, as well as to provide residents information on available resources.
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Personal genomics startup LifeDNA has initiated a coronavirus study aimed at understanding why certain individuals and racial or ethnic groups are more prone to the infection and may suffer a more severe course...
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