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Daily Covid count: 560 Alaskans caught it

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Tuesday’s count for new positive Covid diagnoses in Alaska was 560, a decrease of 13 percent from last week. Since March of 2020, 131,056 out of 730,000 Alaskans have been infected with the virus; 690 are counted to have died because of it. The average number of positive tests per day over the past seven days is 685.

Alaska hospitals currently have 243 Covid patients and hospitals are near or at capacity. 23 percent of patients in Alaska hospitals have Covid and 33 Covid patients are on ventilators.

There are 24 ICU beds available for adults in Alaska and 291 non-ICU beds available, according to the state’s data dashboard. Providence Medical Center is the only hospital in Southcentral Alaska with openings in its ICU. Fairbanks Memorial Hospital’s ICU is near capacity.

According to the Anchorage Municipality’s dashboard, 11.3% of the 443 patients who went to an emergency room on Monday were there due to Covid symptoms. There are 112 people with Covid in Anchorage hospitals; one of them is considered a minor.

69 percent of Alaskans over the age of 12 are “fully vaccinated.”

More information at the State Covid dashboard.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • 690 deaths divided by 730,000 Alaskan residents equals .00094 or .094% chance of dying from COVID. That is 9/100ths of a 1% chance of dying from COVID overall. And for this, our idiot Anchorage School Board and the Anchorage Ass-embly wants everyone masked. Truly dumb or evil people.

    Which one are you, Anchorage School Board? Dumb or evil?
    Carl Jacobs? Margo Bellamy? Kelly Lessons? Andy Holleman? Dora Wilson?

    Or you, Anchorage Assembly? Kameron Perez-Verdia? Chris Constant? Forrest Dumbar? Meg Zalatel? Pete Peterson? John Weddleton? Are you dumb? Evil? Or both?

    • Incorrect math. You should divide the total number of people that have had COVID by the number of people that have died. That will give you a better perspective on a survival rate.

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      • It seems that if 131,000 have had the Wuhan and 69 percent of the population over twelve have been vaccinated we are approaching the point where anyone who faces a serious risk has natural immunity or has been vaccinated. Given that fewer than 500 kids have died nationally and all of those having serious comorbidities that would put then at risk from any respiratory infection including bacterial, like the kind you might get from a dirty mask. What is enough?

        • Sapper, your argument here would be a logical one, if only the so-called “vaccines” (sic) for the Wuhan Virus actually provided any real measure of immunity to the contraction AND transmission of the virus. Unfortunately, they do neither. As, I suspect, they were designed to do, indefinitely prolonging this pandemic so that all the mandates and emergency decrees can be rationalized indefinitely as well.

      • Yes. Would be roughly .005 or .5%. Still very low.

      • total number of people who have caught covid is unknown so that math wouldnt jive either

        • I guess a better, more trackable number would be too divide the number of COVID cases that have had a confirmed positive test result by the number of deaths.

  • 690 Alaskan COVID deaths divided by 730,000 Alaskans equals .00094. That is a .09% which 9/100ths of 1 single percentage point chance of dying from COVID overall. The sheer stupidity of it all!

  • So, I’m guessing that if a person has any or all of these symptoms:

    … Fever or chills
    … Cough
    … Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    … Fatigue
    … Muscle or body aches
    … Headache
    … New loss of taste or smell
    … Sore throat
    … Congestion or runny nose
    … Nausea or vomiting
    … Diarrhea

    THEN, one must be infected with C-19.

    With the onset of winter, could these same symptoms be the common cold, flu, influenza or, could one just be having a chitty day? Whatever happened to the common cold, flu, influenza? Do people actually get that anymore?

    • I was fully vaccinated and got the Wuhan. My worst symptoms were fever and head and body aches. My respiratory symptoms were fall less serious than a cold. So I noticed a difference and was never close to seeking prescription type treatment. I did get the monoclonal, thanks folks at Tikahtnu!
      I will not get a booster as I had the real deal. 3 days of aches and fever and 7 more of quarantine. I have had worse colds. For those folks who would say (falsetto voice) “it would have been worse if you hadn’t had the vaccine “. How can you prove that?

  • I hope your readers look at this article on hospitalization rates for COVID-19, see Maryland, now why is that so cheap? See Alaska, Texas and Nevada, now why are they so expensive? Look at South Dakota – Non-complex (not intubated for respirator a full $40,000 higher than the average of all.

    “https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/finance/average-charge-for-covid-19-hospitalization-by-state.html”

  • No Rob, all illnesses now are COVID. Underlying conditions and current health problems? Nope. What I would like to see is a study done of all those who are seriously ill and those who have passed away. I know for a fact we would have about 3 or 4 commonalities these people would share. That will never happen, people might stop being scared. Obedience levels would drop, can’t have that.

  • Suzanne, one item that would be cool to see on this report is where the Anchorage Daily cases are at in relation to the 50 in the last 7 days which triggers the municipal mask requirement. I go look on the city page every time this story comes up and I see the trend coming down with the 3 day average at 195.

  • It would be nice to know how many deaths and hospitalizations are folks who have had two or more shots vs no shots. Not those who are considered fully vaccinated mind you, because that is a fuzzy and moving target…. It would be nice to have these figures monthly – and if our medical & political elites truly cared about science – these figures would be made public without having to ask. And I’m amazed that almost 70% of Alaskans have had two shots… I thought 70% vaccinated was the goal for herd immunity? My understanding on that may be incorrect, or perhaps that is just another failed guess by our leaders. Meanwhile those of us with any bit of sense knew a leaky vaccine can never get us to herd immunity, and it will only lead to more variants.

    • AKCC,
      AK DHSS has a webpage “https://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/id/Pages/COVID-19/communications.aspx” that answers some of your questions.

      They do a daily summaries, weekly case updates, and they have a report called Hospitalizations, Deaths, and Vaccine Breakthroughs Infections. The weekly case update information will answer most of what you are asking for and be more up to date than the Hospitalizations, Deaths, and Vaccine Breakthroughs Infections report that only runs through the end of August.
      .
      Also the daily summary shows 60.1% of Alaskans over the age of 12 are fully vaccinated while 64.9% of Alaskans age 12 and older have received at least their first vaccine dose. I’m not sure where the 69% came from.

      • Thank you for that link!

    • In great Britain and Israel 70 percent of hospitalizations and deaths are fully vaccinated.

      • I don’t know about Great Britain, but in Israel it’s currently about 80% unvaccinated that are hospitalized and 90% of those considered serious cases are unvaccinated. About 90% of the Israeli population has been vaccinated.

        • Sorry, it should say that the unvaccinated are about 80% of cases and 90% of those considered serious cases that have been ​hospitalized are unvaccinated.

          • Ireland has a 91% injection rate, which is the highest in Europe along with highest hospitilazion rate in Europe.
            Along with internal travel restrictions.
            The misuse of the “vaccines” and low efficacy rate of 40 – 60% is creating mutations the vaxxed immune systems cannot cope with.

          • Brian,
            Are you playing whack-a-mole?
            .
            Do you have any proof of what you claim or are you just saying things like others here who cannot back up their completely false claims?
            .
            Just an interesting side note. Ireland has about 7 times the population of Alaska but only about 2 times as many hospitalized with covid.

      • It’s also probably worth noting that Israel has a population more than 10 times the population of Alaska. Yet here in Alaska we have more people currently hospitalized than an entire country that has more than 10 times our population.

      • Not true!!

  • From the horses mouth: Dr. Michael Yeadon, Pfizer’s former Vice President and Chief Scientist for Allergy & Respiratory addressed the “demonstrably false” propaganda from governments in response to COVID-19, including the “lie” of dangerous variants, and the totalitarian potential for “vaccine passports,”:

    1) There is no possibility current variants of COVID-19 will escape immunity. It is just a lie.

    2) Governments around the world are repeating this lie, indicating that we are witnessing not just “convergent opportunism,” but a “conspiracy.”

    3) Pharmaceutical companies have already begun to develop unneeded “top-up” (“booster”) vaccines for the “variants.” The companies are planning to manufacture billions of vials, in addition to the current experimental COVID-19 “vaccine” campaign. 

    4) Regulatory agencies like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency, have announced drug companies will not be required to “perform any clinical safety studies.”

    5) This virtually means that design and implementation of repeated and coerced mRNA vaccines “go from the computer screen of a pharmaceutical company into the arms of hundreds of millions of people, injecting some superfluous genetic sequence for which there is absolutely no need or justification.”

    6) Why are they doing this? Since no benign reason is apparent, the use of vaccine passports along with a “banking reset” could issue in a totalitarianism unlike the world has ever seen.

    7) The fact that this at least could be true means everyone must “fight like crazy to make sure that system never forms.” 

    The above is from a former Vice President of Pfizer.

    • Unfortunately the people who begin to read what you wrote can’t get past “former” and will, by default say “he’s got an axe to grind so what he says is false and my God Fauci is right”.

  • I took the test to prove my daughter wrong. To my surprise she was right, I was wrong. I am my mother’s daughter, I am the mother to my daughter. She’s strong willed & yes, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

    Many call it ‘COVID’, I call it a seasonal flu. Many passed away from the flu every year, but it seem as if there were no deaths to the flu the past 2 years.

    A lie is a lie even though it’s repeated time & time again. Every lie will be exposed. Truth has been spoken, those who hear knows.

    “Two weeks” they say to use a mask so we can flatten the curve… its going on 2 years now. And look what the Assembly is forcing on the people in the Anchorage Bowl.

    Interesting… it’s not law to get vaccinated AND they are still under EUA. The one the FDA approved appears as if they approved the name change & its still under EUA. Also interesting that there IS treatment that has a 100% success rate of battling the COVID plandemic (seasonal flu) hence why push soooo hard for everyone to get vaccinated? (My thought, not a question for you).

    My focus today is to give thanks regardless of what I’ve seen where I currently reside.

    My name is Amy, I survived the seasonal flu. Those who call it COVID, I am thankful I got my hands on Ivermectin as I do believe my body was able to fight the virus & feel 98% better than 3-4 days ago.

    “Let’s go Brandon”

    • And no, I will not get the jab.

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