Indian Country, Where Residents Suffer Disproportionately from Disease, is Bracing for Coronavirus

Washington Post | Dana Hedgpeth, Darryl Fears, and Gregory Scruggs

“When you look at the health disparities in Indian Country — high rates of diabetes, cancer, heart disease, asthma, and then you combine that with the overcrowded housing situation where you have a lot of people in homes with an elder population who may be exposed or carriers — this could be like a wildfire on a reservation and get out of control in a heartbeat.”

Native Americans are among the most vulnerable to the spread of infectious diseases. This article from The Washington Post looks at how tribes across the country are preparing for and responding to COVID-19.

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