Category: policy

June 4, 2020 – No. We Shouldn’t Be Flying

Governor Ige is getting crap for not saying when tourism in Hawaii will open back up. He doesn’t deserve this. The vast majority of visitors to Hawaii will arrive in airplanes and at this moment there are no agreed-upon health standards for air travel to counter the spread of coronavirus or COVID-19. So I agree with the governor. We shouldn’t be restoring air travel. I can’t help but think if we had a well-functioning federal government managing our country’s response to CORONAVIRUS-19 things would be going more smoothly. Sure, we still might not know when visitors can fly to Hawaii. But we also wouldn’t be paralyzed by uncertainty and doubt.

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May 22, 2020 – Absolute Rights During a Pandemic

We’re about two months in to the restrictions put in place in response to the pandemic. People have been pretty much been told to stay home. If you have to go out then wear a mask. Businesses have closed down. School years have ended early. Sports seasons have been disrupted and delayed. The arguments have started for opening things back up. Some feel that the economic pain is worse than the potential of spreading COVID-19. They point to indicators that say we’re going into recession. Remember 2008? This will be worse. It already is. Some argue that we should let people get infected and build “herd immunity.” They point to Sweden as the poster child for this approach. But Sweden’s own state epidemiologist Dr. Anders Tegnell is on the record as saying their approach won’t work everywhere and they’re counting on the people who are at greatest risk (older folks

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Source: CNN

April 29, 2020 – A Glimmer of Hope

A bit of hope this morning. Dr. Fauci shared study results for remdesivir as a possible treatment for COVID-19. “The data shows that remdesivir has a clear-cut, significant, positive effect in diminishing the time to recovery,” said the institute’s director, Dr. Anthony Fauci. Although the data is limited, he went on to say the study provides a proof of concept. We can treat this virus. While it’s not a cure, it is a potential treatment.

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