How the world’s greatest public health organization was brought to its knees by a virus, the president and the capitulation of its own leaders, causing damage that could last much longer than the coronavirus.
A second cyclist, Jay Butler, was treated and released.
“You get to me by using data. You don’t get to me by using emotion or threats. You ask her a question, she’s all facts,” said Gov. Dunleavy about Anne Zink.
The new cases include five newly-diagnosed Alaskans from the Anchorage area and two from Fairbanks. Two are from North Pole and one is from Juneau, according to the latest data from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.
Dr. Jay Butler of the CDC says in another week or so, the CDC may have the data to gauge how effective hunkering down is at curbing the spread of COVID-19.
Experts say COVID-19’s relatively late arrival in Alaska, combined with its isolation, could give the state an advantage over areas that had less time to prepare.
Alaska authorities say the synthetic opioid fentanyl is an escalating problem in the remote state, and it’s leading to a significant increase in deaths.
Methamphetamine-related fatalities have increased fourfold in Alaska over the last decade, according to a state epidemiological report released Tuesday.
With thousands of alleged violations, the total damages would be more than $50 million.
President Donald Trump took a major step in dealing with the opioid epidemic killing tens of thousands of Americans a year. “I am directing all executive agencies to use every appropriate emergency authority to fight the opioid crisis,” the president proclaimed Thursday.