PBS NewsHour

Alaska's geography delayed virus -- but hasn't prevented it

Clip: 08/10/2020 | 7m 44s Video has closed captioning.

Alaska’s distance from the U.S. mainland delayed its pandemic pain -- but hasn't prevented it. Indeed, the mayor of Anchorage recently described the situation there as a coming “COVID storm.” New emergency orders restricting businesses and gatherings are being implemented as cases rise and the economy reels from major blows to the fishing and tourism industries. Stephanie Sy reports.

Aired: 08/10/20

Rating: NR

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