The holidays of 2021 will look different still from the virtual or scaled-back celebrations many held in 2020, and the state's top health officials have tips on how to keep your holiday gatherings safer from COVID-19, so you can share the love, and the pumpkin pie.
Next week, Alaskan children 5-11 could be able to get their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, if the CDC extends the Pfizer vaccine's Emergency Use Authorization for their age group. The state of Alaska is preparing and has already ordered thousands of doses.
Alaska healthcare professionals are encouraging high-risk individuals who test positive for COVID-19 to seek treatment with monoclonal antibodies early on in their infection, but the Emergency Use Authorized drug is not a replacement for the vaccine, they say, because of its narrow window of efficacy and the level of care required to administer it.
The Alaska Club was struck hard by COVID-19 when gyms were forced to shut down. Since that time they've struck back at the virus with a nifty bit of NASA-inspired technology that kills viruses and other pathogens.
As the opening event to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America's "National Educating America" tour, Alaskan's will have an opportunity this month to participate in a virtual conference aimed at helping families and caregivers of those who are battling Alzheimer's.
Discussions over who should have the power to change certain emergency orders will again have the attention of the Anchorage Assembly next week, with a formal ordinance being brought before it on Tuesday.