Talk of Alaska: The misinformation pandemic

Diane Shrader joined roughly 150 protesters to oppose mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for employees at the Alaska Native medical campus on Aug. 5, 2021. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media)

What will it take to recover from this pandemic? Vaccines and booster shots are widely available, but less than 60% of eligible Alaskans are fully vaccinated. Many doctors feel inaccurate information and conspiracy theories are a big part of the problem. How are they working to help their patients believe in the facts?

Listen here:

HOST: Lori Townsend

GUESTS:

  • Justin Ruffridge, Pharmacist & Soldotna City Council member
  • Dr. Robin Ninefeldt, Board Certified Family Medicine Physician
  • Dr. Tom Quimby, emergency physician, Mat-Su Regional Medical Center

LINKS & RESOURCES:

Alaska COVID-19 Information Hub

PARTICIPATE:

Call 907-550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast.

Send an email to talk@alaskapublic.org (Comments may be read on air).

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021 at 10 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
LIVE Web stream: Click here to stream.

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Adelyn Baxter is Alaska Public Media's program producer. Reach her at abaxter@alaskapublic.org.