The emergence of a less severe variant like omicron is not a sign that SARS-CoV-2 is evolving into a milder virus that is less able to infect the lungs.
From the early days of the pandemic, public health groups have argued that the only way out of the pandemic is to vaccinate the entire world.
If not addressed, the mandate would’ve automatically ended on Dec. 14.
Alaska’s virus hunters are looking for signs of the coronavirus’s omicron variant in batches of tests from around the state.
Health officials are asking Alaskans to get their COVID-19 vaccine boosters and redouble other precautions as they brace for the arrival of the new omicron variant.
The U.S. leads the world in the number of confirmed deaths from the virus, with more than 745,800 people dead from COVID-19.
The lifting of restrictions means more tourist dollars could soon be flowing into Hawaii’s economy again, but there’s still a lot of uncertainty and a lot of damage that’s already been done.
A state Public Health nurse and the City and Borough of Juneau’s two top administrators will participate in the COVID-19 community briefing.
Alaska continues to lead the country in its COVID-19 rate, according to the New York Times.
The city is also trying to tighten its criteria for testing.