The omicron variant surge in Alaska is once again putting health care resources under strain, but not in the same way as last fall’s delta surge. Omicron appears to be more mild than previous variants, but its high rate of transmissibility means hospitals and schools are still seeing significant impacts. How long do health officials expect this surge to last, and how is limited testing adding to the problem?
HOST: Lori Townsend
- Dr. Anne Zink, Chief Medical Officer, State of Alaska
- Dr. Joe McLaughlin, State Epidemiologist, Department of Health and Social Services
- Jared Kosin, President/CEO, Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association
- Kim Kluckman, RN & Treasurer, Alaska Nurses Association
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