The Conversation: Hawaii's Traffic Moves Online
Traffic moves from roads to the Internet; Doctors move to telemedicine in face of COVID-19; Lt. Gov. iced out of leadership role; Daily briefings keep military communities updated
Traffic moves from roads to the Internet
Hawaii's morning and afternoon rush hour traffic is notoriously bad, but with the state order to stay at home, that work traffic has now migrated online. Fred Roti is the president of DRFortress, the only commercial Internet exchange and the largest data center and cloud service provider in Hawaii. He tell us about what areas can get overstressed.
Doctors move to telemedicine in face of COVID-19
As communities across the country shelter in place, the move is toward working remotely. That turns us to telemedicine. Dr. Neel Chauhan is the founder of WePrescribe, a telehealth company in the Islands, and he tells us about its place in our ever changing world.
Lt. Gov. iced out of coronavirus response effort
After recently naming him as the state's liaison, Gov. David Ige has now essentially fired Lt. Gov. Josh Green, a medical doctor, from participating in the coronavirus effort. Civil Beat's Politics & Opinion Editor Chad Blair tells us more. Click here to read his story at CivilBeat.org.
Daily briefings keep military communities updated
The U.S. military had its first case of COVID-19 among its ranks over the weekend. Each military base on Oahu is handling its own COVID-19 response and communications. The U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii has been active with evening Facebook live briefings every weekday. Col. Tom Barrett, commander of the garrison, talks more about the Army's response.
- U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii: Click here to go to its website home.army.mil/hawaii. Click here to go to its Facebook page.
- Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam: Click here to go to its website. Click here to go to its Facebook page.
- Marine Corps Base Hawaii: Click here to go to its website. Click here to go to its Facebook page.