Omicron Wave calls for the allocation of drugs to COVID in Alaska

Omicron Wave calls for the allocation of drugs to COVID in Alaska

Alaska has a Crisis Care Committee, which met Wednesday and is about to release clinical recommendations for who should get first dibs.

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  • “Right now, the COVID therapeutics are a scarce resource, and we anticipate that that will continue to be the case in the foreseeable future,” said Jeannie Monk, senior vice president of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association.

  • Priority will be given first and foremost to people with compromised immune systems. Next, older people who aren’t up to date with their vaccines. Specifically, people age 65 and up with other health risk factors, or people 75 and up.

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