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State health department ends COVID data summaries, will track COVID and flu side by side

It marks a shift from focusing on COVID case counts to tracking broader respiratory illness trends across the state.
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So you haven’t caught COVID yet. Does that mean you’re a superdodger?

A new study suggests that, yes, there are superdodgers. But explaining why they've been able to avoid the virus is a bit complicated.
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Updated COVID boosters will be available to Alaskans next week

New boosters recommended by the CDC target both the original coronavirus strain and the omicron variants.
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What you need to know about accessing COVID treatments in Alaska

There are a wide range of factors that could qualify you for one of four COVID treatments currently available.
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Rise in COVID level prompts Denali National Park to require masks again

Everyone aged 2 and up must wear masks on buses and inside most park buildings starting Friday.
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Citing public demand, Capstone reopens a COVID testing site in Anchorage and another in Wasilla

Capstone had closed testing sites throughout the state on June 30, saying they were no longer financially viable. But doctors and members of the public wanted sites to stay open.
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Alaskans under age 5 can now get COVID vaccines

In Anchorage, vaccines are available at Fairweather’s Tikahtnu Commons clinic and a pop-up clinic in Fairview every day for the rest of the month.

As drive-through testing sites close, Alaska begins ‘privatizing COVID’

Most drive-up COVID testing sites in Anchorage are set to close by June 30 as demand drops and funding runs out. The few sites that will stay open aren’t offering testing to uninsured Alaskans.

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