October 13, 2020

New Project Aims To Increase Covid Testing For Native Americans

Author: Doug Nadvornick

Native people are among the least likely to be tested for the coronavirus. There are several reasons for that, including lack of access to health care.
A team led by a Washington State University medical professor has won a federal grant to reach out to Native American communities and try to increase testing.
Dr. Dedra Buchwald says Native people have several things going against them when it comes to Covid.
“They have a higher prevalence of many of the conditions that predispose to getting Covi