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Travel restrictions placed on Alaska Legislature and State employees

Emails obtained by the Alaska Landmine from the offices of Senate President Cathy Giessel (R – Anchorage) and House Speaker Bryce Edgmon (I – Dillingham) announced that travel restrictions are now in place due to concerns about COVID-19. There have not yet been any confirmed cases in Alaska.

Both emails say that travel restrictions are also in effect for State employees. The travel restriction for employees of the Alaska Legislature is in effect until further notice.

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Dave
4 months ago

I wish that the irrational panic over this covid-19 stuff would stop being spread by everyone and their mother. Global deaths from this have just broke 4,000. Nobody seems to be reporting that regular flu deaths in the US this year are at about 18,000.
I think we can all chill out and go on with life; or let the media continue your digital behavioral modification…

Williwaw
4 months ago
Reply to  Dave

Well yes, Influenza presently causes more deaths but the alarming part is in the long term. Having an additional ‘Influenza-like’ virus establish itself within the world population that is highly communicable and is showing to have a higher mortality rate could potentially more than double the annual mortality burden that we’re accustomed to now. We’ve always had Influenza in our lifetime, but this potentially could be the first time we’ll have a reoccurring Influenza and Coronavirus ‘season’. And then hypothetically, what happens in another X number of years when another pandemic occurs that takes hold in some symbiotic fashion and… Read more »