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Some members of the public and Kenai City Council spoke against health mandates and in support of alternative treatments for COVID-19
“Get it done,” one winner said. “Protect us all, protect our elders and our grandchildren.”
The virus accounted for about 7.5% of all underlying causes of death after a review of death certificates.
The state also announced 830 positive COVID cases Wednesday.
The state reported 66 more COVID deaths Tuesday, some recent and some as far back as April.
An annual flu shot plus the COVID-19 vaccine protects Alaskans and our health care system, too.
Young, 88, “believes the vaccines are safe, effective and can help save lives.”
COVID-19 vaccine eligibility explained
During some of the darkest days of my time in ICU, it was obvious where we all live is a special place.
The newly reported deaths push Alaska’s total to 594 COVID fatalities since the beginning of the pandemic.
The approved COVID vaccines, Zink said, are the best tool to get cases to drop off.
“Give AK a Shot” awards $49,000 in cash scholarships to one newly vaccinated adult and one child.
Attendance at Wednesday’s meeting was reduced to standing-room only.
At Central Peninsula Hospital there were 22 COVID patients on Wednesday morning — 17 unvaccinated.
As of Tuesday, eight KPBSD schools were operating with universal indoor masking for staff and students.
Health care workers from the Lower 48 have been deployed to help Alaska’s COVID crisis.