As the holiday approaches, infectious disease specialists are bracing for the possibility that big family get-togethers and travel will propel the spread of RSV, flu and COVID-19.
The treatments were highly popular earlier in the pandemic. One by one, they got knocked out by more convenient, less expensive treatment options, and new COVID variants.
Step aside, BA.5. The new variants BQ.1 and BQ.1.1, appear to be among the most adept yet at evading immunity from previous infection and vaccination.
The announcement comes as mushers have been slow to sign up for the 51st running of Iditarod, with only 26 listed as of Tuesday.
State epidemiologist Dr. Joe McLaughlin said an omicron wave in Germany is showing the importance of getting boosted.
In a press release, the hospital cited a decrease in demand.
The change marks a shift from focusing on case counts to tracking broader trends across the state.
Half of the first language speakers of Kodiak Alutiiq died between 2020 and 2022.
Data in Alaska — and across the nation — continues to be lost or unusable due to under-investment in public health.
After virtually disappearing for the last two years, there are troubling clues that the flu could come roaring back this year, to cause trouble alongside COVID.