Originally Posted by D W
Here in Alaska we sit idly by waiting for another "edict" from our Governor in Juneau. We already have a intrastate travel ban. Yesterday, one our major airline carriers that service our outlying communities with grocery and mail service announced that they are parking their entire fleet. Our Governor now has a mess on his hands with no path forward. We're all waiting for his next decree to see who loses next.
Alaska has only 171 cases and 5 reported deaths as of today. I think your Governor is trying to keep those numbers where they are.
Other states that resisted stay at home/travel restrictions/facility shut downs, haven't been so lucky.
Remember, this all started when the first patient died back at the end of January. Here we are 2-1/2 months later with over 9,000 deaths and 720 more added so far today. The reporting period for today still has 7 hours to go. Yesterday's toll was 1,331 new deaths.
As I said, your Governor is trying to keep Alaska down at those low numbers, especially considering how difficult it is to provide medical services to all the remote villages.