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COVID-19 Survival and Recovery on the Navajo Nation  (from May 15)

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July 3, 2020 – Correspondent Antonia Gonzales has been examining the pandemic’s effect on Native communities, which have been among the hardest hit by the virus. On May 15, she spoke with journalist Sunnie Clahchischiligi and Lewis Joe, a Navajo COVID-19 survivor.  Correspondent: Antonia Gonzales   Guests:   Lewis Joe, Navajo citizen, COVID-19 survivor  Sunnie Clahchischiligi, Navajo journalist and UNM…

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COVID-19 Survival and Recovery on the Navajo Nation 

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May 15, 2020 – Navajo Nation health departments reported Sunday that the tribe has exceeded 3,000 positive COVID-19 tests, with cases in New Mexico, Arizona and Utah. The tribe has emergency orders in place to try and slow the spread of the coronavirus. The reservation is closed to visitors, there’s a stay-at-home order and nightly curfews, and 57-hour weekend lockdowns have been implemented since Easter. Tribal leaders and health officials…

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