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                                A healthcare worker performs an antigen test, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at a COVID-19 testing site.
Kokua Line: Drive-thru COVID-19 tests don’t require patient to have symptoms

Question: I see there will be two city-sponsored drive-thru COVID-19 testings this weekend. How does one qualify to get one of these tests? Do you have to be symptomatic or can you show up “just because,” on a whim? Can anyone go or do you need specific health insurance? Are they free? Can Kaiser members go? Read more

Kokua Line: Capital B, lowercase w as AP Stylebook refines racial style

Question: In recent weeks the newspaper has made a printing style change in which any reference to a Black person has the word Black capitalized. … I wondered what agency generated the style change? AP? To be consistent, shouldn’t white also be capitalized? Other ethnic identity tags refer to countries and continents so are logically capitalized, Asian, Hispanic, African American, Irish, etc. Read more

Column: COVID-19 spikes, mom takes ill

My mom just got out of the hospital after two weeks. She almost died from COVID. At 82 she had been completely independent, an avid quilter and reader, tech savvy, still driving, balancing her checkbook, with one eye always on the news. Read more

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