Jul. 27: ASHNHA sounds alarm about COVID-19, holds a press conference and makes significant public statement about hospitalization capacity concerns.
Jul. 27: Anchorage Health Department epidemiologist Janet Johnston resigns.
Aug. 4: ADN reports Eagle River Assemblyperson Jamie Allard calls masking children “child abuse.”
Aug 4: KTOO reports that Dr. Chandler is leaving the Anchorage Health Department.
Aug. 13: Anchorage Chief Medical Officer Mike Savitt does damage control.
Aug. 20: Hospital admins plead with Anchorage Assembly, saying that healthcare infrastructure faces imminent collapse.
Aug 24. The Anchorage Assembly passed a resolution asking Mayor Bronson to take steps to mitigate COVID-19 in the city.
Sept 8: Anchorage Mayor David Bronson does this wild interview with Alaska Public Media.
Sept. 14: Providence, Alaska’s largest healthcare provider, writes an open letter explaining that they’ve shifted to “crisis care,” i.e. rationing services, and that certain emergency services may not be available the same day — several healthcare workers appeared before the Anchorage Assembly to beg for mitigation measures.
Sept. 16, 17: Eagle River Assemblyperson Jamie Allard meets in conference rooms with individuals concerned they will be fired due to mandated COVID-19 vaccine policies.
Sept. 18: Much like the Capitol Insurrectionists who attacked the police they claim to support, Mayor Dave Bronson and Anchorage Assemblyperson Jamie Allard gathered with their supporters on Saturday to claim that the lack of hospital beds and staffing is due to politics, not the global pandemic Alaska nearly leads the nation in.
“[Stand and] clap if you believe the statement of there not being enough [hospital] beds or staffing for beds is inaccurate.”
This post was updated with a clearer, better quality video clip.