The Navajo Nation and White Mountain Apache Tribe chase down a virus

The White Mountain Apache and the Navajo Nation are using contact tracing to not just slow the spread of coronavirus but to "completely contain" it in their communities, and they are already seeing success from their aggressive efforts. The tribes originally had some of the highest numbers of cases, but according to a local epidemiologist and physician at Whiteriver Indian Hospital, they have now “seen a significant decline in cases on the reservation at the same time that things were on fire for the rest of the state."

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