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Fewer ethnic groups in the U.S. have been harder hit by COVID-19 than Native Americans. They have been killed at twice the rate as whites. Pandemics have exacerbated health inequalities and tribal leaders were afraid that their members would reject vaccines endorsed by the federal government.
But the opposite happened. Native Americans have the highest rates of vaccinations among any major racial and ethnic group in the United States. L.A. Times Seattle bureau chief Richard Read, and Navajo Nation president Jonathan Nez discuss why.
Host: Gustavo Arellano
Guests: L.A. Times Seattle bureau chief Richard Read and Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez
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