Mayor Bronson OKs Potential Superspreader Event as JBER Declares Public Health Emergency, Providence Rations Care


Even after Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson declared a public health emergency yesterday, even after Providence Alaska Medical Center announced this week they had begun rationing care to patients, and even after Alaska health officials warned weeks ago that Anchorage’s healthcare system would collapse if something was not done to slow the volume of patients flooding into Anchorage hospitals emergency departments — Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson permitted a potential superspreader event to be held in the Anchorage Assembly chambers on Saturday.

The event, packed with unmasked individuals at a time when Anchorage hospitals are in crisis, was organized by Eagle River Assemblyperson Jamie Allard. Posts made to social media earlier in

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