Editorial: Health consequences
December 31, 2020
It's clear that the actions of Petersburg's Emergency Operations Center, the Petersburg Medical Center staff and the State Public Health Nurse have played a huge part in keeping the Covid-19 virus at bay on Mitkof Island.
The actions of these officials have been questioned, marginalized, and outright rejected in some cases.
Public health leaders are constantly attempting to balance the impact of their decisions against the health consequences of inaction. It has nothing to do with restricting rights, freedoms or liberties.
Mandates while ignored by some, have been essential in keeping infec...