‘It’s Awful. It’s Exhausting’: Alaska Rations Care as It Hits Covid Nadir

The state has the highest rate of Covid in America, leaving hospitals overwhelmed and health workers burned out.

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Health systems in Alaska are at a breaking point, and the Republican governor, Mike Dunleavy, has activated crisis standards of care for the entire state, joining all of Idaho and part of Montana in rationing medical care.

Alaska now has the highest rate of Covid in America. On Wednesday the state hit its record number of cases and hospitalizations in the entire pandemic, and the numbers continue rising as its rolling seven-day average of daily cases tops 800.

For Dr Anne Zink, Alaska’s chief medical officer and a practicing ER physician, this is the worst part of the pandemic. Read more at The Guardian.

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