Kuulei Perreira-Keawekane, a patient suffering from COVID-19 was hardly able to breathe when she reached the emergency room of one of the hospitals of Hawaii. The feeling of nausea gripped her and it was difficult for her body to handle her weight and let her stand. Her body was aching with pain all the time.
Well, this could have been the situation of anyone in Hawaii who has not been vaccinated yet. The waves of corona are getting a grip over the Hawaiians as the hospitals start getting flooded with the patients. The vaccines are undergoing a shortage and the people there are experiencing an inexplicable amount of pain.
COVID-19 Begins To Spread Its Paws In Hawaii Once Again
Earlier, Hawaii was seen as a place that was highly safe and good to stay for the people due to the strict restrictions imposed on the people. The people were made to maintain social distancing and stringent travel restrictions were too imposed. Further, the vaccination drives imposed made the people safe and the place became one of the inoculated states in the country.
But the Delta variant began to spread its infection and got a hold of people as people started to attend family gatherings after a long time of restrictions imposed on them. Now, looking at the situation, the governor has asked the travelers to restrict themselves from visiting and has urged the citizens to limit their travel as well. There have been discussions on the size of the gathering that can be allowed once again.
Also, to address the issue of vaccine hesitancy, some of the non-profit organizations and businesses organized a public service campaign on Thursday that reminded them of a deadly disease that almost wiped them out in the 1800s. The rulers then were also pushing the citizens to get themselves vaccinated against deadly smallpox.
The 20 Hawaiian leaders stood 1.8 meters apart from each other at the statue of Queen Liliʻuokalani, the kingdom’s last monarch, to implore people to start getting vaccinated against the deadly virus and wear masks at every time to ensure their safest survival.
People need to have proper information about the vaccine to form trust over it. Right now, 62.1% of Hawaii is fully vaccinated. But Hawaiians have among the lowest rates; estimates show it’s at about 40%. As per the director of the Honolulu Emergency Services Department, Jim Ireland, it has been observed that 4 calls were received from Nanakuli in a row for the corona-affected patients. This place is the home to several native Hawaiians. He stated and has observed that the rates of vaccination have gone lower on the WestSide of Oahu.
The campaigns are being organized regularly in order to educate people about the benefits of vaccines and how they can help in saving their lives. The citizens need to have detailed information about the pros and cons of undergoing vaccination so that they can reach the vaccination centers in large numbers.
There is more focus on the health of people as they are the asset of any nation. Therefore, it becomes necessary to take the necessary measures to save their lives.