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Among people of color, Native Americans are tops in getting vaccinated against the coronavirus

COVID-19 has ravaged the Navajo Nation, killing Native Americans at a faster rate than any other community in the country. According to a report published earlier this year, Native Americans have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic — especially on reservations, where access to basic resources, including food and water, can be limited.

A shot of hope

As we begin the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are reasons for hope, including vaccines approved for emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Yet even 95% efficacy for a vaccinated individual means that, statistically, 19 out of 20 people are effectively covered against becoming seriously ill from coronavirus, but 1 in 20 is not.

A webinar on COVID-19 vaccines makes a measurable difference

Before spending an hour putting on a thought-provoking webinar with a panel of physicians who specialize in treating infectious diseases, the Rev. Liz Walker, pastor of Roxbury Presbyterian Church in Boston and a former television journalist, took a quick poll Tuesday of the 194 viewers. How many planned to roll up their sleeve to receive the COVID-19 vaccine? Seventy-four percent said yes, and 26% said no thanks.

Dr. Anthony Fauci pays an online house call

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s preeminent voice on infectious diseases, paid a house call via Zoom Tuesday evening on Roxbury Presbyterian Church in Boston, dispensing 30 minutes of wisdom and encouragement to a crowd of up to 2,300 registered viewers.