Alaska DHSS Restores Accurate Adult ICU and Inpatient Bed Capacity

In an update today, Alaska DHSS restored accurate adult ICU and inpatient beds to the Coronavirus Dashboard nearly two weeks after it was removed, when hospitals began transmitting their hospitalization data directly to Donald Trump’s Health & Human Services agency. HHS came under fire earlier this year for transparency allegations related to the handling of COVID-19 data.

A big thank you to Alaska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink and everyone who works at Alaska DHSS for putting back into place an important metric for the public during the COVID-19 pandemic.

I’d like to think that I had a little something to do with that.