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How Navajo Physicians Are Battling the Covid-19 Pandemic

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Wonderful vignettes in the Smithsonian Magazine including pictures of female physicians  in native dress and scrubs, in how they are using traditional  customs, including a "medicine man" and modern medicine to treat COVID patients. Karen

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Navajo Nation was particularly susceptible to the pandemic because of systemic poverty, chronic food insecurity and overall poor health. The tribe has faced such high infection and death rates—at least 975 people have died of Covid-19—that the federal government set aside $714 million in aid to the Diné people, as we are called in our native language. But perhaps the most noteworthy response to the onslaught of disease has been the work of courageous caregivers—including the five physicians ...

How Navajo Physicians Are Battling the Covid-19 Pandemic