As Covid-19 swept across the U.S. mainland in the spring and summer, Lanai didn’t have a single case. Its 3,000 residents avoided mass layoffs while tourism plunged, protected by the billionaire who owns 98% of the island.
Ellison’s two Four Seasons resorts, which employ nearly a quarter of the island’s residents, laid off or furloughed almost all workers in August. Some employees returned last month for a reopening to tourists — which was then followed by a wave of virus infections. More than 100 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the last two weeks of October. Four have been helicoptered off because Lanai’s lone hospital isn’t equipped with a critical care unit.
In other pandemic news:
One result of a robust contact tracing program is that it's rather, ahem, stimulative for the local media scene https://t.co/YP4xh3bvPx— Mike Bird (@Birdyword) November 24, 2020
I absolutely do not blame this woman who rightfully decided not to throw herself on the bomb of telling dozens of New Yorkers that she took the last test while being pushed out the door like a bank hostage. https://t.co/7VcrrlwrQs— Jameson Rich (@jameson_rich) November 24, 2020
Ravens now have had five players and four staffers test positive for COVID this week, sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 24, 2020
Thursday night’s game vs. the Steelers still is on, as scheduled, but one source warned that further positives could mean postponing it.
The thing the Pandemic game doesn't prepare you for is that half of the population is fighting for the disease.— Elliot Harmon (@elliotharmon) November 24, 2020
broken NPC behavior https://t.co/IQSWKtmSxX— Gene Park (@GenePark) November 25, 2020