NBC News: Delta variant surge pushes Alaska’s sparse health care infrastructure to the brink

NBC News: Delta variant surge pushes Alaska’s sparse health care infrastructure to the brink. “Seven days a week, Stephannie Christian puts on a gown, gloves, an N95 mask and a face shield to travel across rural Alaska, bringing oxygen tanks to the homes of patients with severe Covid-19 cases. Christian, 41, is a physician assistant for Tanana Chiefs Conference, a tribal consortium that works to meet the health needs of 42 Native Alaskan villages in interior Alaska. Since the delta variant became the prominent strain in the state, Christian has been working at a breakneck pace, always on call.”

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