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The economic impact of Alaska’s Delta surge

| Sep 16, 2021 | Alaska

Across the country, cities are dealing with a wide range of impacts from the pandemic and the surge in COVID cases thanks to the delta variant.      In states like Alaska, the pandemic has implications in a range of areas, many of which are economic.  Health experts recently expressed...[ Read More ]

Providence now "rationing medical care and treatments" amidst COVID surge

| Sep 15, 2021 | Alaska

On Tuesday night, Providence Alaska Medical Center’s Medical Executive Committee released a letter stating that they’re now having to ration care. The letter comes amidst one of the worst COVID-19 surges in the state.  The Committee says physicians and medical staff are “no longer able to provide the standard of...[ Read More ]

Younger age groups continue to lead in Arizona’s COVID-19 case counts

| Sep 14, 2021 | Arizona

Data from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) shows that the majority of COVID-19 cases in the state are among younger people.      According to recent numbers from ADHS, people in the 20 to 44 year age bracket continue to lead the way with 459,585 total cases as...[ Read More ]

Arizona Medical Association announces new Association Health Plan

| Sep 14, 2021 | Arizona

The Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) announced a new Association Health Plan (AHP) for medical facilities on Sept. 9. The new AHP will “provide competitive rates for comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life, and AD&D insurance plans to small and mid-sized medical practices in Arizona,” according to ArMA.      The AHP...[ Read More ]

Telehealth and nursing bills added to Alaska special session

| Sep 7, 2021 | Alaska

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy added a few pieces of legislation to the Alaska special session on Sept. 2. Senate Bill 3006, Senate Bill 67, and House Bill 83 represent Dunleavy’s attempts to help ease the burdens that Alaska’s hospitals are under due to COVID-19.      According to a press...[ Read More ]

Arizona Department of Corrections receives failing grade for handling of COVID-19

| Sep 7, 2021 | Arizona

Arizona’s prisons have fared poorly during the pandemic, due in large part to crowded conditions stemming from years of mass incarceration, according to new data from the Prison Policy Initiative.      More than a year into the pandemic, the virus has claimed the lives of more than 2,700 prisoners,...[ Read More ]

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