“It has been a secret and so people have not feared it the way we feared polio,” said Marge Loennig, 87. “I think that if people had been open, some of the anti vaccine people would have not been so reluctant.”
Alaska’s top doctor discusses some of the contrasts between the two presidential administrations and the effects on the 49th state.
Alaska’s chief medical officer, Dr. Anne Zink, explained that part of the superlative has to do with Alaska’s demographics.
So far, the federal government has distributed more than 35,000 doses to Alaska tribes — on top of the 78,000 doses it’s delivered to Alaska’s state government. And more than 250,000 doses have been dedicated to tribes nationwide through the Indian Health Service.