Kauai Government Officials Respond to Vaccine Concerns

On September 20th, 2021, Mr. Jim Rosa of Kapaa e-mailed Janet M. Berreman, MD, the Kauai District Health Officer, Kauai’s Mayor, Derek Kawakami, and Hawaii’s Lt. Governor Josh Green, asking them to address Covid Vaccine deaths and injuries effecting Kauai’s people.
To date only Janet Berreman has replied and she denies any knowledge of vaccine reactions or deaths among Kauai’s people. Jim’s letter and the response by Janet Berreman appear below:

To: Berreman, Janet janet.berreman@doh.hawaii.gov; Mayor@kauai.gov; Green, Josh B Josh.Green@hawaii.gov
Subject: Deaths & Serious Injuries as a result of the Covid-19 vaccine

My name is James Rosa, living on the Island of Kauai for over 50 years. In the past 50 years I’ve served as a Board of Director for March of Dimes, Little League Baseball, Kauai Raceway Park, Boy Scouts of America and St. Catherine, St. Williams & St. Sylvester’s Catholic Churches. I was also the head track & field coach for St. Catherine School of over 60 children for the past 37 years.
I’m writing you this letter to inform you that the present covid-19 vaccination has killed over 15 people and injured many many more on the Island of Kauai. The medical staff have received threats of dismissal if the true stories of the cause of these deaths and serious injuries are brought forward. If you truly care about the People of Hawaii you would do your own research or contact me and I’ll be more than happy to direct your investigations of Kauai. I can be reached at 808-XXX-XXXX, seven days a week.
Mahalo and Hope to Hear from You Soon,

James Rosa
Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii

On Mon, Sep 20, 2021 at 7:34 PM Berreman, Janet janet.berreman@doh.hawaii.gov wrote:

Aloha Mr. Rosa,
Thank you for sharing your concerns. I will provide you with my understanding, which I know differs from yours.
All deaths that occur close in time to a vaccination are reportable to the Department of Health. Each of these is investigated carefully, to determine whether the vaccine may have played a role. To date, there have been no deaths on Kauai which have been determined to have been caused by a COVID-19 vaccine, nor in which a COVID-19 vaccine contributed to the death.
Sadly, we know that people, especially those in poor health, die every day. Sometimes their death, or an untoward health episode, coincides with having been vaccinated. This is indeed unfortunate, and can lead people to conclude that the vaccines were at fault. However, timing alone is not evidence of a causal role for the vaccines. We also know that many lives have been saved by COVID-19 vaccines, not only here on Kauai, but statewide and nationally.
A large and growing body of data, as well as millions of doses administer, demonstrate that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Hospitals here and nationwide are filled with severely ill unvaccinated individuals, some of whom tragically will die preventable deaths.
Mahalo for your interest in this critically important issue,

Janet M. Berreman, MD, MPH, FAAP (she, her, hers)
Kauai District Health Officer
Office Phone: (808) 241-3614
Cell: (808) 320-0016
Email: Janet.Berreman@doh.hawaii.gov

Mr. Jim Rosa Replied to Ms. Berreman later that evening:

To: Berreman, Janet janet.berreman@doh.hawaii.gov

Mahalo Janet for your prompt response although myself along with hundreds of people on Kauai know for a fact that what you are saying isn’t accurate, especially those that have lost loved ones as a result of
the Covid-19 vaccine as well as those individuals left with serious health issues.
Once I send this response to you I will then forward to hundreds of people on Kauai, sharing your very words of refusal to make an accurate investigation of the deaths & serious health issues as a result of the Covid-19 vaccination.
James Rosa