A paper recently published in Journal of General Internal Medicine details how the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic created a perfect storm in which private laboratories can earn huge profits from polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, testing while potentially impacting health care premium costs.
At the direction of the President of the United States, and on behalf of Gov. David Ige, Acting Gov. Josh Green ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff as a mark of respect and remembrance of the 1 million Americans who have died of COVID-19.
While the state is transitioning from emergency response to a more traditional public health approach to managing COVID-19, health officials and Gov. David Ige stressed Wednesday, April 27, during a press conference that the pandemic is not over.