State's chief doctor wants to return focus back to wellness
May 25, 2022
When Dr. Anne Zink began working as the state’s chief medical officer in the summer of 2019, she had a vision of transforming the state’s health system into one that promotes health holistically rather than one that simply responds to sickness.
Then came COVID-19. At least a third of Alaskans have tested positive for the COVID virus as of the May 11 count, according to the state’s data hub, while more than 3,700 have been hospitalized and 1,235 have died.
Now, two years after the pandemic overtook her work and her life, rates of cases, hospitalizations and death are down and the crisi...