- Tyrone Whitehorse, of the Navajo Nation, writes that the coronavirus is wreaking havoc on his community.
- Navajo Nation currently has the highest per capita COVID-19 infection rate in the United States.
- The reservation, which has a population of 173,000 people, has had 4,434 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 147 deaths, making an infection rate of 2.5%.
- Whitehorse writes that it’s hard to follow public health guidelines when the reservation is facing “systemic disparities,” like limited access to healthcare, minimal running water, and a lack of protective supplies.
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