A Conversation About COVID

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Dr. Kalehua Krug & Dr. Keawe Kaholokula talk story in a two-part video series covering questions and controversies over the COVID vaccine, such as overwhelmed hospitals, whether young healthy Kānaka should get vaccinated, whether people who survived COVID need the vaccine, using reliable medical websites for information about the vaccine versus using social media, the lāhuiʻs long-standing distrust of the government, and more.

Dr. Joseph Keaweʻaimoku Kaholokula is a professor and the Chair of Native Hawaiian Health at UH Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine. Keawe grew up in Makiki, Oʻahu and is involved in the Hale Mua o Kūaliʻi. He is a co-lead of the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander COVID-19 Response, Recovery, Resiliency (NHPI 3R) Team for Hawaiʻi.

Dr. Kalehua Krug is a resident of Lualualei, Waiʻanae. He is the principal of Ka Waihona o ka Naʻauao Public Charter School in Nānākuli, Oʻahu. He is the father of three and an advocate for ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi and the utilization of Hawaiian cultural frameworks for education in Hawaiʻi. Kalehua is a Hawaiian musician and a practitioner of kākau, or traditional tattoo.