The tribal health corporation has been able to rapidly expand vaccine eligibility for two reasons. First, it received more doses than expected. Second, many people declined to take it.
After years of waiting, the Arctic Deep Draft Port project in Nome was authorized by Congress on Dec. 21 and is ready to move forward.
While many areas of the nation have fallen behind schedule in their COVID-19 vaccinations, the opposite is happening in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.
For some of the young Tuluksak volunteers, this is their first time looking for a missing body.
When artist and activist CeeJay Johnson learned moms in Russian Mission couldn’t get baby formula, she asked for help on Facebook and Reddit.
Nearly 3,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Bethel on Dec. 16. It was almost three times as many doses as the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation expected.
Ever since the Russian Mission postmaster resigned, mothers have been left scrambling to get formula.
Health officials said the first batch should arrive in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta in a matter of days. When that occurs, the region’s health corporation will immediately begin distributing the vaccine throughout the area.
When elder Esther Green was medevaced to Anchorage, no one could accompany her. Later, while undergoing treatment in Providence Hospital’s intensive care unit, they could not visit or talk to her for more than two weeks.
The man was reportedly taken to the emergency room, where he was treated for a non-life threatening injury. No officers or other citizens were injured.