History in the making: The First Federally Recognized Tribal Corporation submits At-Home Saliva COVID Test to the FDA

Native American Woman In a Mask Hugs Her Masked Daughter
Native American Woman In a Mask Hugs Her Masked Daughter

Native American Woman In a Mask Hugs Her Masked Daughter A Rending of the Future Clear Health Pass App With Native Americans dying of COVID-19 at shocking rates, one Tribally Owned Corporation Is Investing heavily in science to Help Save Countless Lives

We all need access to more accessible, non-invasive testing, but these communities [Native American and Rural America] are the ones who need it the most”

— John Cataldi

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, June 22, 2022 / EINPresswire.com / — Indigenous Americans are dying from COVID-19 at 2-3 times the rate of white Americans according to The Guardian . Since the onset of the pandemic through February 2021, one in every 475 Native Americans has died from the first two waves of COVID, compared with one in every 825 white Americans and one in every 645 Black Americans. Infection and hospitalization numbers are also increased in Native populations, three times greater than white Americans, according to the latest figures from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now, midway through 2022, America prepares for the 5th wave, and with numbers like these, the stakes are high for Native America.

In a U.S. News Interview done in March 2022, Dr. Loretta Christensen, Chief Medical Officer for the Indian Health Service, suggests these poor COVID outcomes among American Indian and Alaska Native individuals may be tied to social needs, such as high rates of poverty, access to medical care, food insecurity and a lack of access to running water. “We basically […]

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