The next step in the process before the vaccine can be released will be a meeting of an advisory panel to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention next Tuesday.
In his statement, Winkelman said that executives from Alaska’s largest hospitals told the governor Monday that the state’s critical care capacity is nearly full.
U.S. military service members in Alaska and worldwide will be required to get COVID-19 vaccines beginning next month.
USGS biologist Sarah Schoen said the project started about five years ago when a major heat wave, known as “the blob,” hit the ocean. Around the same time, there was a die-off of an estimated million common murres — a northern seabird — from Alaska down to California.
While many areas of the nation have fallen behind schedule in their COVID-19 vaccinations, the opposite is happening in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.
“Right now, the levels are high enough that just one mussel could kill someone,” said Sarah Spelsberg, a physician assistant at Iliuliuk Family and Health Services, Unalaska’s clinic.
The FDA says retailers are removing frozen six-pack and 16-pack White Castle hamburgers with best-by dates between Aug. 4, 2020, and Aug. 17, 2020.
More than 900,000 U.S. physicians can write prescriptions for painkillers such as OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin. But because of a federal law, fewer than 32,000 doctors are authorized to prescribe buprenorphine to people who become addicted to those and other opioids. Most doctors with a license to prescribe buprenorphine seldom — if ever — use it.
It’s been more than a year since Juneau’s Bartlett Regional Hospital has purchased drugs from the Massachusetts facility associated with a deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis.