The health care reinforcements are much needed, but it does nothing to meaningful curb the unchecked spread of covid-19 in Alaska. Alaska’s leaders have at worst actively fueled the vitriol that has made the entire situation that much worse and at best have refused to confront disinformation in any meaningful way.
Articles by Matt Buxton
“We’re on top of this. We’ve always been on top of this,” said Gov. Mike Dunleavy as he downplayed the severity of the pandemic, noting that more people have died from other non-covid causes.
The Alaska Redistricting Board will be taking six different proposals on the road ahead of its November deadline to redraw Alaska’s election district maps, but…
Political opportunism means both the state’s pandemic and financial woes will continue to drag on. At this point, any solution is better than this.
Isn’t doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results the definition of something?
Ah, right, Alaska politics.
It looked like the session was going to end without a dividend but upon further review, one legislator decided that a $1,100 PFD is better than none.
The same turn also happened in the Senate where a slate of amendments aimed at poking holes in vaccine requirements initially sunk the bill before it was revived with the hope that the House could salvage it. It turns out those hopes were misplaced.
Personal liberty, vaccine conspiracy and ivermectin breath.
And he’s also blaming the hospitals for being overworked.
Ask not what Alaska’s hospitals can do to meet the covid-19 surge, ask what we can do to reduce the covid-19 surge that’s straining Alaska’s hospitals.