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White House, tribes joined to deliver Alaska Native vaccines

Added 01-15-21 10:35:02am EST - “A partnership with the Trump administration has reduced disparities in Alaska Native access to COVID-19 testing, treatment and protective equipment, tribal health care leaders said.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “White House, tribes joined to deliver Alaska Native vaccines”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A partnership with the Trump administration has reduced disparities in Alaska Native access to COVID-19 testing, treatment and protective equipment, tribal health care leaders said.

The administration’s coronavirus initiative has treated Indigenous tribes as sovereign governments and set aside special vaccine shipments, Alaska Public Media reported Thursday.

Operation Warp Speed, as the initiative is known, designated vaccine doses for tribes in the same manner as for the Department of Defense, Veterans Health Administration and Bureau of Prisons.

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