[Newsday] Why are so many Native Americans dying of Covid?

More than one million people around the world have now died from Covid-related illnesses. The United States has recorded the greatest number of deaths – with more than 200,000 recorded – but within the US, Native Americans have suffered far more deaths than other communities.

Dr Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear is a Northern Cheyenne tribal citizen, and an associate professor of Sociology at UCLA. “Every day there are funerals. We’ve lost so many people that if you actually look at the proportion of people we have lost to Covid in our community it would equal about 1.3 million Americans.”

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 1:57 PM PST