Why Native Americans took Covid-19 seriously: 'It's our reality'

Posted on AllSides May 26th, 2020
From The Left
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Coronavirus is novel to the world, but the impact on native communities is anything but a new experience

In the first few weeks of 2020, as president Donald Trump dismissed and mocked warnings about a novel virus killing people faraway in China, Native American leaders were taking the deadly threat seriously.

And they were right.

The infection rate among the Navajo Nation has now surpassed the state of New York, the centre of the pandemic in the US, and on Monday stood at 2,680 cases per 100,000 people compared with...

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