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Democratic congressman calls for probe into former White House official’s $3 million mask deal

Trump’s former deputy chief of staff won a $3 million federal contract just days after registering his company. He delivered masks to Navajo hospitals that may not work. Rep. Gerry Connolly asked the HHS inspector general’s…

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Zach Fuentes, White House Lawn, September 2018
Posted in Navajo News Pro Publica

The Feds Gave a Former White House Official $3 Million to Supply Masks to Navajo Hospitals. Some May Not Work.

Zach Fuentes, former deputy chief of staff to President Trump, won the contract just days after registering his company. He sold Chinese masks to the government just as federal regulators were scrutinizing foreign-made equipment. by Yeganeh…

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Posted in Coronavirus Navajo Public Health

Total number of cases pass 4,000 on Navajo Reservation

90 new cases of COVID-19, no additional deaths reported as Navajo Nation surpasses all states in testing WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.   The Navajo Department of Health in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo…

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Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus Navajo News Rez Life

As Covid-19 Devastates Navajo Nation, Doctors Without Borders Dispatches Team to Battle Outbreak

“You’re telling people, ‘Wash your hands for 20 seconds multiple times a day,’ and they don’t have running water.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Tuesday, May 12 As the virus continues to lay bare systemic inequities…

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The Seattle Indian Health Board's Esther Lucero, left, and Abigail Echo-Hawk, right, with a box of body bags. (Photo: Seattle Indian Health Board)
Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus First Peoples News News

Body bags Instead of requested Covid-19 testing kits for Native American clinic seen as cruel metaphor

“Are we going to keep getting body bags or are we going to get what we actually need?” by Eoin Higgins, staff writer Wednesday, May 6 A Seattle-area Native American health center in April received body…

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Navajo Nation: 166 new cases and two more deaths, as New Governor locks down Gallup under Riot Control Act

Disclaimer: Censored News is sharing the following information from public officials, but this should not appear as an endorsement of the Riot Control Act, presence of U.S. Homeland Security on the Navajo Nation or an endorsement…

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Shandiin Herrera in Monument Valley, Utah. Credit: Navajo Hopi Family Relief Fund
Posted in Coronavirus Navajo News

Navajo coronavirus cases grow by 124 since Saturday – 1,321 cases across the reservation

124 new COVID-19 cases since Saturday, 4,579 negative results reported Meteor staff from reports from the reservation Tuesday, April 21 WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.  —  The Navajo Nation reported in a press release last night that as…

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Navajo coronavirus cases increase to 1,197, one survivor shares his story

Dine’ recovering from coronavirus shares his experience 70 new positive cases of COVID-19 and 4,075 negative results reported By Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer Censored News Sunday, April 19, 2020 WINDOW…

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The Navajo Nation has been hard hit by the COVID-19 outbreak with cases at 838

by Meteor Staff Tuesday, April 14, 4:20 PM, MST Updated 2 PM Wednesday April 15 Flagstaff  St. Mary’s Food Bank delivered three semi-truck loads of food boxes this morning to the struggling Navajo Nation in Arizona….

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Dook'o'oosłííd. Photo credit George Breed
Posted in Colorado Plateau Coronavirus Navajo News

Flagstaff and Coconino County cases rise slower than state and Reservation cases

  by Meteor Staff Sunday, April 12 Flagstaff  Coconino County Health and Human Services released new sets of statistics Saturday night. CCHHS reported 18 deaths, 236 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 33 tests pending and 863…

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Thursday evening Navajo Nation reports: 70 new positive cases of COVID-19, two more deaths. 57-hour curfew begins Friday night 8 PM

Home to over 300,000 people the total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 558 for the Navajo Nation as of Thursday by Meteor Staff from Navajo Nation press releases and firsthand accounts Friday, April…

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Coconino County: 232 COVID cases with 44 in the Flagstaff area. 558 cases on the Navajo Reservation & 3,112 AZ cases state numbers updated this morning

Flagstaff  Updated by Meteor staff Friday, April 10, 10:30 AM, MST. — CCHHS reports 15 deaths, 232 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 44 tests pending and 855 negative tests to date. The CDC reports across Arizona…

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President Nez and Vice President Lizer in self-quarantine due to exposure to COVID-19 individual

by Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer Thursday, April 9 WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.    During a live online town hall update on Thursday, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez announced that he and…

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Navajo and Hopi grassroots group bringing food and water as coronavirus spreads

“I know these are difficult times. But let’s remember we are never alone,” said Cassandra Begay, Communications Lead with the Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund, “Let’s remember the important relationships we have that are…

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Photo: Navajo President with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Arizona National Guard assessing possible sites for a Federal Medical Station. Photo Western Navajo Fairgrounds by Navajo President's Office.
Posted in Censored News Coronavirus First Peoples News Navajo News Rez Life

Navajo Nation coronavirus cases increase to 426, with 17 deaths, with curfew

42 new positive cases of COVID-19 reported for the Navajo Nation, two additional deaths By Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer Censored News WINDOW ROCK – The total number of positive tests…

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Rocky Ridge Boarding School on Navajo Nation stayed open after state school closure order. Then people started showing symptoms.

The federal government has released little information about the spread of coronavirus in Navajo schools. Now, some students and school staff are sick with symptoms consistent with COVID-19. by Alden Woods, The Arizona Republic April 7,…

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Friday. Navajo Nation announces 14 cases of COVID

By Meteor Staff Friday March 20 Today the Navajo Nation announced that that the number of positive coronavirus cases on the Nation has reached fourteen. The majority of cases involve individuals who first reported their symptoms…

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