Tag: Dr. Joe McLaughlin

Alaska leads nation in per capita covid infections. But there’s hope that the tide could be turning

Statistically speaking, Alaska is leading a race most residents would rather not win. As of January 27, Alaska had more new COVID-19 infections per capita than any other state. Health officials are concerned about the wave – there are a lot of sick people in Alaska – but there is room for hope, too. Read More

Omicron is finally in Alaska. Now would be a good time for that booster shot

Monday’s (12-13-21) announcement that the omicron variant is now in Alaska has state health officials hoping that the current downward trend in coronavirus cases in Alaska will continue. Although omicron has proven more communicable than some earlier mutations of the virus, the resulting illness typically has been not as severe. Nevertheless, there’s strong evidence that the vaccine and a booster shot provide critical protection against omicron and any future variants. Read More

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