This January, Alaska saw its highest spike in Covid cases due to the Omicron variant. Testing facilities were overwhelmed and hospitals remained strained.
To learn more about Omicron, ATMI producer Grady Cutchins sought out a clinical pharmacist. And he didn’t have to go far. His father, Coleman Cutchins, is a board-certified clinical pharmacist working with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.
They sat down in the Cutchins household to talk about Omicron, how it differs from past variants, its effects on vaccine hesitancy, and what could be next in the pandemic.
They spoke on January 30th, 2022.
Hosted by Zinn Rogers.
Music by Devin Shreckengost and Kendrick Whiteman.
Alaska Teen Media Institute is based in Anchorage, Alaska. We would like to acknowledge the Dena’ina people, whose land we work on.
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The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this podcast are those of our guests and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Way of Anchorage or the Municipality of Anchorage, Anchorage Health Department.
RESOURCES FOR YOUTH DURING QUARANTINE
From the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention!
- How to get your home ready
- What to do if you are sick
- Cleaning and disinfecting recommendations
- How to cope with stress
- Frequently Asked Questions
Other wellness resources!
- What foster kids need to know during COVID-19
- Careline: Alaska Suicide Prevention and someone to talk to line.
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224 or text LOVEIS to 22522
- Call 2-1-1 or Help Me Grow Alaska 1-833-464-2527 for help connecting to resources and services or for help knowing where to start
These resources provided in collaboration with the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health.