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The Coronavirus Is Tearing Through Native Communities

The Navajo Nation has a higher death rate than any state

Miss Navajo Nation Shaandiin P. Parrish distributes food, water, and other supplies to Navajo families on May 27. Photo: Sharon Chischilly/Getty Images

Today, the New York Times has a snapshot of how the pandemic disproportionately affects Indigenous communities. More than 10% of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians’ 10,000 tribal residents have been diagnosed with Covid-19 and 81 have died. In Neshoba County, where most of…

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Max Ufberg

Max Ufberg

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Writer and editor. Previously at Medium, Pacific Standard, Wired