Betsy Ladyzhets/AZCIR

Betsy Ladyzhets/AZCIR

Betsy Ladyzhets is an independent health and science data journalist currently focused on tracking the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community response helped reverse COVID’s devastating toll on Indigenous communities in Arizona

By: and - January 6, 2023

When COVID-19 first hit the U.S. in early 2020, urban centers like New York City became a focus of national attention. But as the disease spread throughout the U.S. later that spring, the Navajo Nation emerged as a disease hotspot, with case rates rising higher than anywhere else in the country. Newly compiled data reveals […]