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Wednesday, February 22, 2023 – The end of COVID-19?
The Biden Administration is getting ready to declare an official end to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Several states and cities have already done so. Health officials also suggest contracting and recovering from the virus provides significant protection against serious illness, but say that isn’t an excuse to forego vaccinations. Today on Native America Calling, we assess where we are in the lingering threat the pandemic poses for Native nations with Dean Seneca (Seneca), CEO of Seneca Scientific Solutions+ and adjunct professor at the School of Public Health and health Professions at the University of Buffalo; Dr. Rachel Bender Ignacio, adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology School of Public Health and an assistant professor of medicine focusing on allergy and infectious diseases at the University of Washington; Kody Becenti (Diné), second year medical student at the University of New Mexico.