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How the coronavirus threatens Native American communities


March 20, 2020

In Navajo, the novel coronavirus is called "Dikos Ntsaaígíí-Náhást'éíts'áadah." Naming the enemy was just the first step.

The Navajo Nation declared a public health state of emergency on March 11, two days before President Trump announced a national state of emergency. Two members of the tribe in the southwest United States have tested positive for COVID-19. They were both from the same region of the territory stretching across parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, but had also recently traveled.


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