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Tribes Hit Harder By Pandemic

Linda Tanner, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=31893926

It's a fact of life in America: less wealthy means less healthy. COVID-19 is just the latest issue to point up disparities in health, affecting poorer and darker people more than wealthier and lighter ones. The virus is causing more trouble among Native Americans, especially in parts of the country where infrastructure is primitive at best. We reach out for perspective from tribes in our region: the Klamath and the Yurok. Klamath Tribes Chair Don Gentry visits, with Yurok Tribe Chair Joe James.

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