News stories from the past 60 days.
Mar 31, 2021 - Features the Hawaiian fishing village of Miloliʻi and their efforts to vaccinate residents against COVID-19 and reach herd immunity. Discusses the challenges the remote community faced during a recent mobile vaccination clinic where nearly half of residents received the vaccine in a weekend.
Source: Hawaii Public Radio
Mar 25, 2021 - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $5 million in Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant (NHHBG) funding under the American Rescue Plan to support the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding will help to address the housing needs of low-income Native Hawaiian families impacted by COVID-19.
Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Mar 16, 2021 - Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders represent more than 40 percent of COVID-19 cases in the islands, but just under nine percent have been vaccinated against the disease. Discusses barriers to vaccination among this population, including vaccine hesitancy, demographics and vaccine qualifications, and cultural and language barriers.
Source: Star Advertiser
Last Updated: 4/6/2021