Despite nearly half of the state’s population being fully vaccinated, Alaska is experiencing some of its highest case counts and hospitalizations. So as we head into another autumn with Covid, we check in with Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer.

ATMI senior producer Quinn White spoke with Dr. Zink just days after the FDA gave full approval to the Pfizer vaccine. She also talks about the delta variant, booster shots, and how divergent messages from community leaders impact how we can get through this pandemic.

Hosted by Ada Bjorkman.

Music by Devin Shreckengost and Kendrick Whiteman.


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