Gov. Mike Dunleavy and the state’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Anne Zink, are doubling down on their efforts to get every eligible Alaskan injected with the experimental COVID shots.

In an Aug. 4 statement, the governor revealed that he had finally decided to get the shot himself after pressuring Alaskans to submit to it for months. Dunleavy contracted and recovered from COVID-19 in February, and made the decision to get the shot in June, he said.

Dunleavy characterized the COVID shots as a “safe, free, and widely available tool to put COVID-19 in the rearview mirror.”

Dunleavy also suggested that widespread vaccinations among those ages 12 and up are the key to returning to in-person learning for school children this fall.

His comments come on the heels of the CDC’s claims that all Americans should remain masked and social distancing, regardless of their vaccination status.

Just over half of Alaskans (ages 12 years and older) are deemed “fully vaccinated.” That amounts to 319,139 out of an estimated 731,000 residents. Some areas of the state, however, such as the Mat-Su, Kenai Peninsula and Fairbanks have much lower vaccination rates. Nevertheless, these areas have consistently shown lower transmission rates than regions with much higher vaccination rates.

Both the governor and Dr. Zink, however, see vaccines as the game changer the will return Alaska to normalcy.

“Vaccines are our best way of keeping Alaskans out of the hospitals, or heaven forbid, lose their life, to COVID,” Dr. Zink said in the Aug. 4 press release. “Nothing is more effective in fighting this virus and getting us all back to normal than this game-changing tool.”

While the statement from the governor’s office affirms that deciding to take the experimental shots is “a personal choice,” it then insinuates that non-vaccinated Alaskans are informed by “a lot of misinformation.”

“My request to Alaskans is to talk to their personal medical provider and make the best choice for them and their families,” Dunleavy said. “I trust Alaskans to take threats to their health seriously but also rationally. That faith in Alaskans is what got us through all the prior waves of this pandemic, and it will be what ultimately defeats this virus.”

Dunleavy’s statement suggests that widespread vaccinations among those ages 12 and up are the key to returning to in-person learning for school children this fall.

“Children cannot afford to be out of the classroom another day,” Dunleavy said. “As a long-term teacher, and father to three students, I know children need to be with their peers in class to socialize and learn. There is no reason in-person learning cannot happen this school year, and happen safely.”

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Gov. Dunleavy uses bully pulpit to pressure Alaskans into getting COVID jab

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.


  • Michael S Totten says:

    So you recover from it and build antibodies and THEN you take the death jab. Wow Mike not even the dumbest citizens are that stupid

  • Patrocles says:

    If the recall happens I’m definitely voting for it!
    What an Idiot.

  • Sharon Turner says:

    “Holey Moley” Dunleavy and Zink have ‘arrived’. They are now ready for their place in Biden, Pelosi, AOC regime! Way to go. Sell us all out to China and Fauci.

    • Michael S Totten says:

      ZINK is the most retarded person that I have heard speak since AOC got bought

  • Mongo Love Candy says:

    Just say NO to the Globalist Death Jab!

  • Vonda Sanders says:

    I agree, he sold us out! Recall happens I will vote for it! No poison for me!

  • Steve Peterson says:

    He just seems to keep finding ways to piss off conservatives. This guy has no real understanding that he lost his base and is throwing salt into the wound.

  • Ekim Kcidrub says:

    Dunleavy not now not ever.

  • Jen says:

    Good for him getting the covid shots. I am not rolling up my sleeve until two years past to see what happens to the Guinea Pigs
    I’ll stay with the control group.

    • Mo says:

      If the alternative news media is correct most all of the guinea pigs will have succumbed to deadly clots in 18 months and the remainder will have a lifetime of autoimmune diseases, what’s scary is we are seeing it already

  • Patrocles says:

    Read the whole thing and watch the video at the end!

  • Patrocles says:

    web surf “the new nuremburg trials 2021”
    Read it all and watch the video at the end, while it is still posted.

  • Jmk says:

    what ever happened to the science of an immune system and natural antibodies for a virus with a 99.98% survival rate which is also even higher in children. What every happened to taking care of our mental health – more kids have died from suicide than Covid in the past year. Yup – staying in the “control group” as Jen said. Look at Israel and other places that are reporting their breaththrough Covid cases, read the science, natural immunities work better than this experimental vaccine. And why is 10/100,000 which is 1/100th of one percent even consiered “high” to begin with and aren’t they stopping using the inaccurate PCR test at the end of 2021 anyway? When will the madness and fear mongering stop.

  • NorthernMegaWood says:

    Another IDIOT bytes the dust. Take a hike Mike’y.

  • Charlotte Brady says:

    You, too???? First, I get cute little video of Don young saying misinformation about the jab, he got it, we should get it. Now, you????

    You failed us on the PFD, now you want to kill us??? And you claim to be Republican ?? Oh, why can’t we have DiSantis instead of an uninformed tyrant…

    Don’t bother running for a second term, you’re done.

    Enjoy the rest of your short life. You just committed suicide. Get right with God while you can.

    I read the other comments. No one here is misinformed. You’re the Governor. You should have taken the time to properly inform yourself. Take note: the new Covid patients are the VACCINATED patients. The vax is worse than the so-called disease.

    I will not wear mask, social distance, allow a thermometer to be pointed at my forehead, wash my hands with alcohol. NO

    I will not submit and you can NOT force me.
    I will decide what treatments to accept. My body my choice! Remember that.

  • Matthew says:

    F@ck you Dunleavy – just another shill for the DS – push the vaccine so we can get more federal funding. We don’t need or want it here – Alaska should not be turned into a recreation area for the global elite.

  • G Aleution says:

    I hope you got a saline jab. Wishing you good health. I have very low confidence in the injection patented to Gates/Fauci/Russia and manufactured possibly including toxic hydrogel made of Swedish nano particles which I believe make the blood sticky, change its shape and enervates someday with 5G. I’m not a fan of blood clotting. We are advised to keep ourselves “from blood and good health to you”. I’m assuming what is meant in scripture is blood products and blood guilt. The injections I believe are formulated from dna products of an unborn minority baby whose mother it was said was unable to give conscious informed consent. The former infant now “material” after millions of replications gives indictia of what any human can become – unrecognizable to itself as itself ergo the feasibility of being owned by a patent owner now foreign or domestic or his heirs and assigns. Although scientifically novel such replication comprises I believe a ruination of man’s way on the earth. Salvation from this will be a great salvation indeed. Jesus came to seek and to save THAT which was lost even to the ends of the earth like Alaskan volcanic dust. Jesus can make it so it never happened if he wishes to distribute such recuperative salvation. The earth is inheritable to the meek in perpetuity. I will add you to my prayer list. Never give up hope and thank you for your good intentions and the good you do and have done in this state.

  • Andrew says:

    The vaccines do work, but, they are seriously flawed, they are known to immediately cause blood clots in some folks and in others it will take a little time before it rears its ugly head. Just the fact it causes clots makes me avoid it, I like living and breathing.

  • Johnny Furlong says:

    Go home Dunleavy, you are not trusted by anyone in this state…you broke and abused it too many times with your weakness.

  • andy says:

    Thanks to the Ontario Civil Liberties Association, the unvaccinated among us now realize that they are not alone and that there is a community that doesn’t believe the government’s pro-vaccine at all costs narrative.

    Here is the letter in its entirety along with a screen capture for posterity:

    Open Letter to the Unvaccinated

    You are not alone! As of 28 July 2021, 29% of Canadians have not received a COVID-19 vaccine, and an additional 14% have received one shot. In the US and in the European Union, less than half the population is fully vaccinated, and even in Israel, the “world’s lab” according to Pfizer, one third of people remain completely unvaccinated. Politicians and the media have taken a uniform view, scapegoating the unvaccinated for the troubles that have ensued after eighteen months of fearmongering and lockdowns. It’s time to set the record straight.

    It is entirely reasonable and legitimate to say ‘no’ to insufficiently tested vaccines for which there is no reliable science. You have a right to assert guardianship of your body and to refuse medical treatments if you see fit. You are right to say ‘no’ to a violation of your dignity, your integrity and your bodily autonomy. It is your body, and you have the right to choose. You are right to fight for your children against their mass vaccination in school.

    You are right to question whether free and informed consent is at all possible under present circumstances. Long-term effects are unknown. Transgenerational effects are unknown. Vaccine-induced deregulation of natural immunity is unknown. Potential harm is unknown as the adverse event reporting is delayed, incomplete and inconsistent between jurisdictions.

    You are being targeted by mainstream media, government social engineering campaigns, unjust rules and policies, collaborating employers, and the social-media mob. You are being told that you are now the problem and that the world cannot get back to normal unless you get vaccinated. You are being viciously scapegoated by propaganda and pressured by others around you. Remember; there is nothing wrong with you.

    You are inaccurately accused of being a factory for new SARS-CoV-2 variants, when in fact, according to leading scientists, your natural immune system generates immunity to multiple components of the virus. This will promote your protection against a vast range of viral variants and abrogates further spread to anyone else.

    You are justified in demanding independent peer-reviewed studies, not funded by multinational pharmaceutical companies. All the peer-reviewed studies of short-term safety and short-term efficacy have been funded, organized, coordinated, and supported by these for-profit corporations; and none of the study data have been made public or available to researchers who don’t work for these companies.

    You are right to question the preliminary vaccine trial results. The claimed high values of relative efficacy rely on small numbers of tenuously determined “infections.” The studies were also not blind, where people giving the injections admittedly knew or could deduce whether they were injecting the experimental vaccine or the placebo. This is not acceptable scientific methodology for vaccine trials.

    You are correct in your calls for a diversity of scientific opinions. Like in nature, we need a polyculture of information and its interpretations. And we don’t have that right now. Choosing not to take the vaccine is holding space for reason, transparency and accountability to emerge. You are right to ask, ‘What comes next when we give away authority over our own bodies?’

    Do not be intimidated. You are showing resilience, integrity and grit. You are coming together in your communities, making plans to help one another and standing for scientific accountability and free speech, which are required for society to thrive. We are among many who stand with you.

    Angela Durante, PhD

    Denis Rancourt, PhD

    Claus Rinner, PhD

    Laurent Leduc, PhD

    Donald Welsh, PhD

    John Zwaagstra, PhD

    Jan Vrbik, PhD

    Valentina Capurri, PhD

  • Aunt Sally says:

    It does make one wonder about the salacious “Prometheus” rumors from a few years ago and the likelihood that Dunleavy might be somebody’s puppet…

  • Ralph says:

    Another Puppet!

  • DoneWithIt says:

    Dunleavy “the Big Squish” is done.
    No guts, no glory, no results.
    Get your children vaxed Guv – not mine!
    My, body, my choice. Medical Tyranny will be the catalyst to start the next revolution against these tyrants and frauds!
    They thought the Trump cultists would all get the jab – we didn’t!
    It’s the demonrats that listened to BigPharma, BigGovernment, Biden, the MSM, and pop culture!
    We, the unvaxxed, will be the Control group proving how harmful this gene therapy is (its’ not a vaccine, do your homework). I believe the end results of the de-population campaign will be earth shattering – along the lines of the Harvest of Sorrow in the Ukraine, the Cultural Reformation in China by Mao Tse Tung, the Final Solution in Nazi Germany, the genocide in Cambodia from the Pol Pot regime, the Armenian Genocide, the Rwandan genocide. What will these people, mostly Lefties in America, do when they realize they have been duped by The State – infertility, micro blood clotting, enalrged hearts, brain swellings, auto immune disorders???
    Sic Semper Tyrannis!

  • Steven Chappell says:

    Stick it up where the Sun don’t shine MJD you are done as Governor. Your Standing Tall for Alaskans shadow must have svared yourself

  • Sally Pollen says:

    Another voice here adamantly opposed to an experimental cocktail the globalists want to inject into our bodies. Why would people continue to go along with their agenda? Do they not believe the stated goal is to wipe out a few billion people and that this virus was likely invented in order to mandate the jab of death? Our governor is following the Big Lie and he continues to keep the mask tightly over his eyes, ears and brain. It must be an emotionally stressful job right now. We desperately need bold leaders who are committed to take the high road and not speak out of both sides of their mouths. We refuse to be politically strong-armed, especially here in the Mat-Su where we think for ourselves and it shows. We are up to here with confusing dialog and compromising elected officials. I will say it again, ITS NEVER TOO LATE TO DO THE RIGHT THING, Governor Dunleavy.

  • Not your guinea pig says:

    And this impotent Governor and his First Lady have the audacity to come to Mat-Su tonight to speak to the Republican Women’s Club?! I wasn’t going to go, but now maybe I will.

  • JinAK says:

    I am so very sorry you took the jab Governor. Why would you risk your life after already having recovered from Covid?
    The jab beign touted as “safe, free and widely available” is reason enough to pause. As for “safe”, please check in with anyone who has a reported adverse event listed on the VAERS data base. Oh wait….a lot of those people have died. As for free, didn’t you ever learn to be suspicious of things gotten for “free”? And “widely available” is a no-brainer. A big chunk of our population does NOT want the shot which leaves many unused doses.
    And I keep coming back to natural immunity. Why is this not being figured into the whole equation of supposed Herd Immunity? There are many studies showing long lasting and robust immunity from Covid infection. And yet our options are get the jab regardless of being Covid recovered. Makes one suspect “herd immunity” is not the goal.
    Please stand up for the citizens of our state who will never get this shot. And I’d like to know exactly what misinformation Dr. Zink is referencing? As for seeing our “personal medical provider”, I scarcely trust any of them either and long ago looked for alternative ways to manage my health conditions.
    In the end, Governor Dunleavy, we have to go with our gut and what brings us peace. I’m good with my choice. Does your gut say to cause more division within the population? Because whenever you fuel the fire with these pressures to get the shot, the animosity enlarges. I went to ANMC to protest the jab for it’s employees who do not want it. It was a peaceful protest but the hatred coming from some passers by was absolutely demonic in nature.
    I wish you well and was hoping to vote for you for another term, but this latest statement is rather concerning.

  • Sharon Knowlton says:

    Normal? Do you really think this jab will get us back to normal? Already they are saying booster shots. It will be never ending! Those of us that refuse the jab are watching & waiting. Time will show us if it’s a good thing or a bad thing. So far I’m hearing that the vaccinated are getting Covid.

  • Marilyn WICK says:

    I watched Dr. Yeadon on TV & he is correct in his assertions that covid targets not only the ovaries, but other organs.
    It is still experimental: go ahead & be a Guinea pig for covid vax’s; not nearly as horrific as the Spanish flu was. I know a few people who had temporary paralysis from the first shot. 17 – 30 year olds with serious heart issues; some 1200 dying as a result. And WHY, pleade tell me, would any person who had covid; natural immunity, get a vaccine which only messes with their immunity?
    Wish people would STOP TRYING TO FORCE their opinion on those who FREELY CHOOSE NOT to vax. We ALL KNOW the possible repercussions of not taking the vax & are choosing to take those risks. As long as we each trust in & are ready to meet our Lord & Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, were’s the beef??

  • Concerned ... says:

    Doyon Drilling is mandating the covid vaccine …by Oct.15th….

    • NorthernMegaWood says:

      Everyone SAY NO, EVERYONE. I work for one of the large corps. So far they haven’t mandated the jab. I will never comply. Jab, mask, NEVER! FIRE MY ASS. DO WHAT YOU THINK YOU HAVE TO DO. They have all been bought. Same as the traitor Dunlevy.

    • Michael C Coons says:

      OSHA has ruled, and if that has changed, not aware of any change. Any employer that mandates the vaccine and any adverse effects from the vaccine is a reportable OSHA event. The article I read this on stated many corps were backpedaling like crazy!

  • Michael C Coons says:

    Governor Dunleavy spoke to the Valley Republican Women on Friday in Wasilla. He was adamant that how we handle this virus as to vaccine or no vaccine is a personal choice.
    I nor4mally am supportive of many articles however this one is an attack on the Governor that is not based on fact. Dr Zink and I have had many conversation, we agree and disagree with each other. However, she is a supporter of vaccination but not a mandate. I have asked that a public message push be made to get out the facts as to therapeutics and their effectiveness for those that contract the CCP virus I would like to see more public ads that those that have had the vaccine and may contract the so called Delta varient are much more protected and what therapeutics in any may be of use to reduce the severity.
    I like so many am tired of the Biden camp and his socialist bunch putting the Delta Varient on non-vaccinated. That is pure BS This si not about who gets the vaccine vs those that don’t. It is way beyond that. For the Biden camp, the MSM crowd totally disallow any mention of those whom have had the CCP virus and now immune! Sure the Governor took the vaccine after contracting the CCP virus. I’m sure he consulted with his doctor, just like so many others have and decided to take it while others have decided not too. That is up to the individual, period! This Governor is not and will not be like the socialist Governors that are mandating and making having a vaccine passport mandatory!
    So, please, give the Governor the credit he has earned in how he and his administration handled this “pandemic’. They did a hell of a lot better than many in the lower 48, even with the likes of the socialist’s Mayor and assembly in Anchorage!

    • JinAK says:

      I appreciate that you replied here Michael.
      I would like to see Governor Dunleavy’s adamancy of personal choice spelled out in a more legal way. I am not savvy of the political language so excuse my potential misuse of any related jargon. I would like to see protections in the way of whatever it is that Governor DeSantis is doing for Florida. We need to know that our state will NOT mandate the jab. As in, no business or employer can mandate it as part of employment. And no way can we have “vaccine” passport type situations here. We are creating divisions that grow wider each day and those of us who will never get the jab would like some assurances that by remaining in our state we can live our lives (more) freely than say in places like New York. I am looking on in horror at what is happening in places like New York and don’t believe I’m overreacting here.

  • Oh man... says:

    This website is bonkers. Thanks for the giggles.

  • Shane Christiansen says:
    Here’s the truth on the patent for sars covi and you can’t have a patent on a natural accruing element!!!