Nearly one year ago, the Navajo Nation had the highest per capita COVID-19 infection rates in the country. More than 30,000 enrolled tribe members contracted the virus and 1,200 people died.
Now, however, new caseloads have dropped to only a handful and the nation recorded no new deaths for several days in a row.
Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, who says the success is largely a result of a seismic vaccination effort with 219,663 doses administered.
This segment aired on April 9, 2021.