Letters to the Editor: March 28, 2020

Do not give up

Lt. Gov. Josh Green, MD, you are not alone. You are doing and saying all the right things. Do not give up. The people of the State of Hawaii need you. We are blessed to have you. PS: A big mahalo to you Aunty Lani.


Carol Ann Miles


This virus does not accept excuses

We can stop this virus with universal free testing. We are not helpless. We can improve our immunity until such time as a vaccine is available. Sitting in your chair and watching the news does nothing to improve your immunity.

You need to eat right and exercise and stop your health-killing habits. You need to go to bed at a reasonable hour so you can get eight hours of solid sleep. You need to stop eating junk foods and too much food. No more smoking or drinking alcohol or taking opioids or meth. You want to live? Really? Well, it is time to start living those New Year’s resolutions — right now.

No more sugary soda or fast foods or all the rest of the junk you have been eating years. Time to shape up to live.

I do not expect everyone to take my advice. Many of you will read it and then go to the fridge and get some goop to eat or drink and forget all about making changes. For those folks I ask, “Have you made a will or trust?” Seems like a good thing for you to do about now,

This virus does not accept excuses.

Tom Beach


Bravo, Costco

Thank you, Costco staff and management. Yesterday I was able to shop safely in a well-stocked warehouse. The wait in line was necessary because people were let in as others left. The line was long, about an hour for me, but people were patient. Up until 10a.m., IDs were checked to give kupuna priority. Others went to the end of the line. In the store, the aisles were quiet, and stock was good (except for the already publicized paper products). Come prepared to wait, but there is a reason.

Control of crowding also meant that checkout lines were very short — with 6-foot spacing stripes on the floor. Bravo to the staff and the management who avoided chaos.

G. Schultz


Ain’t America great again?

I always thought it cost more to work a job than not and live at the same level. Transportation, clothing, child care, eating lunch away from home, etc. cost more. Maybe not in today’s society, but it did from 1960 to 2000.

If it were true then and is true today, why would the Congress pass a bill that could pay unemployed persons who lost their job more than the person who is still working at an equal job that paid equal pay? Lucky is the person who is expected to be on their job daily, do their job, which may include some verbal abuse from the public.

Ain’t America great again?


Larry Gavin