Alaska News Nightly: Friday, February 5th, 2021

Cots laid out on an arena floor
Cots spread out on the floor of the Sullivan Arena on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. Shelter managers found that even with a few COVID-19 cases, nearby cots weren’t getting infected. (Lex Treinen/Alaska Public Media)

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Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

Dr. Zink tackles false information claiming Alaskans have died from the COVID-19 vaccine. And, why the state’s largest homeless shelter has seen so few COVID cases. Plus, individual donations of bottled water to Tuluksak outpace the state’s contributions.

Reports tonight from:

  • Liz Ruskin in Washington D.C.
  • Olivia Ebertz in Bethel
  • Lex Treinen in Anchorage
  • Ian Dickson in Juneau

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