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For California Native Americans, COVID-19 is yet another existential threat to survive

California is home to more Native Americans than any other state, with urban, rural and suburban populations. Health epidemics decimated California’s First People since the encroachment on traditional tribal lands beginning at least during the 19th century by Spanish, Mexican and American settlers.

Will the COVID-19 pandemic become only the latest plague to which Native Americans are especially vulnerable and from which they disproportionately suffer?