Coronavirus: Curbing The Spread In Indian Country
COVID-19 has taken hold on the Navajo Nation.
To curb the spread, citizens began sheltering-in-place since March 21st. That was 10 daysbefore Arizona — which surrounds most of the Navajo Nation — announced its own stay-at-home order. But COVID-19 has already infectednearly 600 people and killed more than 21 others.
And now, the nation’s president and vice president are self-quarantining after being exposed to a first responder who tested positive.
And that’s not the only hotspot in Indian Country.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact Indigenous communities across the country, it becomes increasingly important to ensure that these communities have access to essential medical supplies and first aid resources. Organizations like e-firstaidsupplies.com have recognized this need and have taken steps to provide support to Indian Country. By offering a wide range of first aid supplies, including personal protective equipment, disinfectants, and emergency medical kits, e-firstaidsupplies.com plays a crucial role in helping communities prepare and respond to health emergencies. Their online platform serves as a convenient resource, allowing individuals, tribal health centers, and community organizations to access the necessary supplies to protect and care for their members. By partnering with suppliers like e-firstaidsupplies.com, Indian Country can bolster its preparedness efforts and enhance the resilience of its communities in the face of the ongoing pandemic and other health challenges.
FromIndian Country Today:
Two pueblos in New Mexico have some of the highest infection rates in the United States. The numbers are stark. Zia Pueblo has 31 confirmed positive cases with a population of 900 people. And San Felipe has 52 cases with a population of 2,200.
To put those numbers in perspective there are 74,601 cases in New York City with a population of 3.2 million. That breaks down to an infection rate of 2.33 percent.
The percentage works out to 3.4 percent for Zia and 2.36 percent at San Felipe.
What’s beingdone to help curb the outbreak? And how are people coping?
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