In The Moment … July 9, 2020 Show 855 Hour 1
The COVID-19 infection rate on the Navajo Nation reservation has outpaced most other areas of the country, including New York City. Nearly eight thousand people have tested positive, and 382 people have died. Dr. Karen Williams is a hospitalist physician at Tsehootooi Medical Center in Fort Defiance, Arizona--one of the facilities within the Navajo Nation. On Friday the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board hosted a webinar featuring Dr. Williams as she visited Rapid City. This week she talked with SDPB's Jackie Hendry about the ways the pandemic impacts Indigenous people throughout the country and her concerns for tribal communities in South Dakota.
Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health of Rapid City