Five Alaska doctors recently weighed in on tiptoeing back to normalcy after being fully vaccinated.
Health officials say the state is still far from reaching herd immunity — a point where enough people are protected from the virus that it no longer spreads easily through the population.
The state continues to report 500 or more new COVID-19 cases per day. Alert levels in every region of the state remain high.
Local doctors attribute the low death rate to a number of factors, from aggressive restrictions early on to widespread testing to the state’s geography.