Editorial: Avoid Covid-19 fatigue
August 19, 2021
It seems like we've been here before.
Mask use is low, positivity rates are low (3.3%), only 3 active cases in town and 55.6 % of us are fully vaccinated.
The temptation is to let our guards down as COVID-19 fatigue sets in and makes us forget about masking, social distancing and hand washing protocols.
That is all that needs to happen to allow a surge of cases to run amok in Petersburg.
To avoid infection, get vaccinated.
The much higher transmission rate of the delta variant is one of the main drivers of the case spikes seen throughout Alaska.
State clinical pharmacist Coleman Cutchins sa...
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