Nurse Lorne Carroll

Covid Brief for Sept. 16

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This week on the Covid Brief, guests Derotha Ferraro of South Peninsula Hospital, Public Health Nurse Lorne Carroll, and school district spokesperson Pegge Erkeneff update us on the latest Covid-19 situation, and take questions from the public.

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The human body’s immune system fights diseases with antibodies, but when presented with a new virus, like the novel coronavirus that causes Covid-19, it can struggle to keep up. While vaccines are designed to stimulate the body’s immune system to fight something specific, like Covid-19, they take time to reach full effectiveness. But what scientists have done is create antibodies in the lab to help lessen the impact of the disease. These are monoclonal antibodies.

    Covid-19 cases, driven by a mutation to the coronavirus that causes the disease, continue to increase in Alaska, and on the Kenai Peninsula. 

Dr. Christy Tuomi, the infection prevention lead at South Peninsula Hospital, was on Thursday morning’s Covid Brief.

Covid Brief: August 12, 2021

Aug 12, 2021
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The Covid Brief with Derotha Ferraro of South Peninsula Hospital, Nurse Lorne Carroll of the Homer Public Health Center, and Dr. Christy Tuomi, the infecftion prevention lead at SPH.

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On Wednesday, the Alaska Department of Health announced another death of an Alaska resident as a result of Covid-19, as well as 338 new people identified with the virus. There have been just over 73,500 positive resident cases in Alaska, with 1,738 Alaska resident hospitalizations and 385 resident deaths since the pandemic reached Alaska nearly a year-and-a-half ago.
    While many areas of the country, especially in Texas and Florida, are seeing multiple deaths per day due to Covid, Alaska has kept its average to less than one a day.

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This week on the Covid Brief with Jay Barrett, guests Derotha Ferraro, spokesperson for South Peninsula Hospital, and Lorne Carroll, Public Health Nurse III with the Alaska Division of Public Health, discuss the surge in the Delta Variant, and tackle questions from listeners.

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This week on the Coffee Table, host Jay Barrett talks with Alaska Public Health Nurse Lorne Carroll of Homer about the Covid-19 Pandemic, herd immunity, why and how variants arise, and should we feel lucky that Alaska's rates are as low as they are compared to national and international infection and death rates.

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   Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Public Health Nurse Lorne Carroll and Derotha Ferraro from South Peninsula Hospital join KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson to answer questions from the listeners and give an update on COVID positivity rates, vaccination rates and mitigation against the Delta variant.

AK DHSS says to expect and prepare for rapidly increasing incidence of COVID-19 in the community.
 

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Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Public Health Nurse Lorne Carroll says to expect and prepare for the increase of COVID in the community.

Nurse Carroll explains the Delta variant of the virus, which is circulating now, can be more than twice as contagious as the original.

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This week on the final, scheduled, COVID-19 Brief, Nurse Lorne Carroll from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and Derotha Ferraro, spokesperson for South Peninsulia Hospital take questions from the listeners about the rise in case rates, and the stagnation of vaccination rates.

 

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The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' Monday data summary covering July 9 through 11 show 174 new cases of COVID-19, four new hospitalizations and two new deaths due to COVID in AK.

There are 1,643 resident hospitalizations and 374 resident deaths attributed to COVID-19 to date.



The statewide alert level for COVID in Alaska is intermediate, at  6.37 cases per 100,000 in population.

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This week on the COVID Brief, Nurse Lorne Carroll for the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and Derotha Ferraro, spokesperson for South Peninsulia Hospital take questions from the listeners about current case rates and vaccination rates, and about  preparing for the upcoming school year.
 

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On this Thursday's COVID Brief, Derotha Ferraro from South Peninsula Hospital,  Nurse Lorne Carroll from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services,  and Jenny Carroll from the City of Homer, take questions from the listeners and talk about case counts and vaccines on the Peninsula.


This is Jenny Carroll's final COVID Brief, concurrent with the expiration of the City's emergency declaration. KBBI will stay in touch with Jenny for updates as needed. 
 

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Most cases of Covid-19 resolve in a couple of weeks, if the patient isn’t among the unfortunate two-or-three percent who die from the disease. But there are others who are living with remnants and side-effects of Covid for months, and up to a year so far.
    Rob Downy is a family practice doctor in Homer, and was a guest on the Covid Brief with Kathleen Gustafson. He spoke about long-covid

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The road to recovery from the Covid-19 Pandemic is not a straight or consistant path. While coronavirus vaccines are available at a half-dozen spots in Homer, for free, the numbers of people vaccinated here is only growing slowly.
    On the Covid Brief with Kathleen Gustafson, Alaska Public Health Nurse Lorne Carroll compared national numbers with those in the state.

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