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For more than a year now, the State of Alaska has delivered residents a steady diet of daily and weekly COVID-19 updates regarding case counts, hospitalizations, transmission rates, vaccine rates and much more – all broken down by age, region, sex and myriad other categories.

It’s time to stop.

As of June 7, the statewide COVID alert level is listed as “low,” with just 50 new cases identified and zero new hospitalizations. Zero. In fact, only 2.3% of all hospitalizations are among people who are COVID positive.

Thankfully, the state has announced that starting June 7, it is no longer doing daily updates of the COVID-19 Information Hub. Instead, that will be updated three times a week. The exception is hospital data and vaccine monitoring – which will continue with the dailies.

But why? Why do Alaskans need updates about paltry hospitalization rates and low case counts? More importantly, why do we need to know exactly how many Alaskans are vaccinated?

The reality is that most people who wanted to get the jab have it by now. The rest are probably not getting it, which is a tick under 50% of the state.

According to the latest data, areas with the lowest percentage of vaccinated residents – Mat-Su (32%), Fairbanks (40%) and Kenai (41%) – all have low transmission rates. Compare that to Juneau (67%) and other Southeast Regions (63%), which have some of the highest percentage of vaccinated residents. They are listed as having “intermediate” and “high” rates of transmission respectively.

The only reason to keep pushing this information on Alaskans is to nag and guilt them into finally submitting to the experimental COVID shot. By and large, that’s probably not going to work. The number of new vaccines has dwindled to a tiny daily trickle despite a massive campaign to push the free shots through monetary incentives, social privileges and not-so-inspiring summer vaccination video campaigns.

It’s time to stop desperately fanning the flickering embers of this tired pandemic narrative.

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Enough already with the endless Alaska COVID updates

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Elizabeth Henry says:

    The notices are an option and you can opt out. If you opt in you actually get a bunch of stuff. I personally like seeing where we are with Covid. I find it heartening to see that the Matsu, where actual common sense occurred, with no forced mandates outside of the initial state lockdown, never saw any high numbers and have steadily declined to so low we are hardly worth mention. Given though that it is indeed a virus with some risk to certain populations, I do try to be mindful of others and knowing where we are as a state is helpful. It isn’t over. Albeit the numbers are not exact and are likely higher, as many just would rather not get tested, but it does give a range.

    • Lobo says:

      The notices are slathered all over the TV screen when you simply want the (manipulated) news.. You want the weather report, but, you can’t simply tune in for that, and not have that pile of crap injected into the feed.. The seasonal flu was actually worse in numbers, but not a hint of panic from the citizen controllers.. It’s not about the disease.. It’s about control, and the so called updates are simply manipulated data.

    • Colorado Conservative says:

      The cases mean very little given the high false positive rate of the PCR test. Probably a lot of people with the seasonal flu are being told they have Wuhan China Virus based on these false positives.

  • Michael S Totten says:

    I love how all the sheep lost their minds over a seasonal flu because it originated in China. People gave up all of their liberties because the government promised them safety. Note to all of you. When the government says “we’re trying to help you” what they really mean is they want to enslave you and take everything you have. And you ignorant sheep jumped right onto the box cars. You all know who you are. You are pathetic and weak and your shattered demise will be your own fault. In 3 to 5 years

  • John J. Otness says:

    After the Val-Fraudchi papers were. released people still dont want to see that we were attacked by a biological. weapon by China and our Govt , That those who lured into the prostituting of. the vaccine were complicit . They are still trying to sell the poison. Im sure glad Jesus told Franklin Graham that it wasn’t such a great idea to use him but for that one time. But that was enough to let the light shine on Franks action. Folks who were bankrupted and busted over the actions of those in our Govt were destroyed in this heist and we as. Alaskans can never. forget how those in power shamelessly treated them. Dominion will arrest most of those that betrayed their oaths as pleading ignorance is not an option. Maricopa is their gallows.

  • Steve Peterson says:

    Get vaxxed! is the new COVID update. Everywhere, on everything is this insistence to obey, or…..
    So Americans and Alaskans were hoodwinked, duped, and enslaved by those who wanted to coopt a crisis to gain control, and they aren’t done yet! They will continue to tell us that unless we obey we are doomed.
    At this point, the best thing Dunleavy could do (besides growing a spine) is get rid of white-guilt Zink, queen of Covid doom and gloom.

  • Ralph says:

    I have an immune system that just so happens to fight viruses and bad bacteria.
    When did people become so afraid? I was just as ready to take on Ebola without their “Free” injections.. you can take your injection and shove it!
    The injection is nothing but an experiment, money scheme, and an emotional stabilizer for the sheeple who can’t give up their face diapers.
    -We the people see through this B.S. just like we all know what happened with the last election. . .

  • DoneWithIt says:

    #1 – when is Dunleavy going to OUTLAW vaccine passports by private companies in Alaska – like Texas, Florida, and Alabama – amongst others?
    #2 – the Sheeple that blindly wore the masks and are now willingly taking experimental gene therapies – scare me – these are the same people that would tattletale on people fighting for their liberties against a tyrannical government.
    #3 – masks don’t work – any rudimentary examination of their efficacy demonstrates that – why the massive compliance by the people?
    #4 – governments PRIMARY job is to protect We the People constitutional liberties and freedoms – STEP UP DUNLEAVY – SECURE OUR FREEDOMS AND LIBERTIES AGAINST THE TYRANNY OF BIGPHARMA, THE WHO, AND THE FEDS!

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    The whole COVID numbers are wrong
    He got hit by a Bus he died from COVID-19
    How Stupid is this, the bus killed him.
    Wake up Alaskans and Americans there just trying to control you
    No diaper wearing masks for me.

  • John J. Otness says:

    Senator David Eastman is a true Patriot down in Maricopa Arizona Learning the mechanics of the CCP DOMINION AUDIT….Alaska will soon see the link of the Covid Biological attack on our Nation and the Dominion Fraud…. Thank you Sir,,, GOD Bless you and Yours Senator Eastman. Dominion brings down the house,,,,, Treason has serious serious consequences.

  • Dave maxwell says:

    Guv dun…. Get your shot and zip your lip
    Tell your zinc to shut up as well
    You are a one term mistake
    God help us


    States, universities, United Airlines new hires, and even 3 Alaska First Nation corporations are doing the same and will not hire anyone without one. This will not stop. There is already talk of having these “passports” including ALL of your medical information: “May ve plese see your papers”, sounds like true Nazism to me (the did this in Germany for those that don’t know history). And segregation is already occurring, My church now has sections for those that, voluntarily (so far), has a section roped off for those that want to remain separate from the rest of us who don’t wear masks; 3 people sat there. They have the right to do so, but to use 1/4 of the church to do that? Of course, it really wasn’t a problem due to low Mass attendance (this is the Catholic Church).

    • Aunt Sally says:

      To be sure, we live in dire times, MICHAEL HUGHES.

      So what the heck is an “Alaska First Nation” anyway?

  • Cheryl Kissell says:

    What amazes me is they call it a pandemic…Doesn’t a Pandemic mean a LOT of death …so why are the stats the same …#1 and 2 killers…Heart Disease and Cancer .
    The 1918 influenza pandemic was the most severe pandemic in recent history. It is estimated that about 500 million people or one-third of the world’s population became infected with this virus. The number of deaths was estimated to be at least 50 million worldwide with about 675,000 occurring in the United States. In January 2020, an official death toll worldwide of 171 was determined to be a Pandemic…are we kidding? By 31 December 2020, this figure stood at 1, 813,188. Yet preliminary estimates suggest the total number of global deaths attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 is at least 3 million, representing 1.2 million more deaths than officially reported…these are called “Excess Mortality” no matter…Still not a Pandemic …that term was USED to scare the bejeezus out of the people. How FUNNY it worked …with NO research or discernment I might add.
    Compare Covid to the Heart death rate…never been called a Pandemic yet it is the #1 cause of death In 2020 690,882 Cancer death rate…never been called a Pandemic yet it is the #2 cause of death In 2020, 606,520 cancer deaths …The pandemic is claimed to have caused 345,323. that’s the US stats only.
    Michael…America is now an official communist country…people like to call it progressiveness or socialism…we are SO beyond that…you noted it too. Dave…why should God help a Nation that has turned it’s back to him? Ralph…you hit the Nail on the Head so to speak…glad you are awake 🙂 Steve,,,just KEEP reminding yourself…It is NOT a vaxine…it’s a delivery system and we have no clue what that is other than Gates is behind it who has left a streak of deaths wherever he goes and vaxes! Look up his record! John and Michael,,,so glad you are awake…Hope you’re spreading the news. Glad to see “alaskawatchman” telling it like it is…Keep up the awesome reporting!