Today, Alaska DHSS announced a weekend total of 2,108 new cases of COVID-19 in Alaska.
A press release issued by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services says that a security breach of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Alaska Personal Information Protection Act (APIPA) occurred as a result of the “highly sophisticated cyberattack on DHSS that was first detected in May 2021.”
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is encouraging all Alaskans who are immunocompromised to follow a national recommendation to get a three-dose vaccine series now and is also closely following news about a federal plan to offer booster doses starting in late September to all Americans who are already fully vaccinated with an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) according to a press release issued today.
This week’s Clinical Update released by Alaska DHSS has some interesting information in it—not that it doesn’t typically, it’s just that this week it has a little something extra that’s certain to cause a high degree of mouth-frothing amongst social media scientists and constitutional scholars.
Alaska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink rained fire—scientific fire that is—on the head of a Twitter account that appears to believe they’re smarter than the woman who has led Alaska through the Coronavirus pandemic.