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The percentage of Americans wearing face masks as a way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus is the lowest it’s been in two years. At the same time, a new subvariant of the virus is the likely cause behind a new surge in infections. While the vast majority of cities and states have dropped mask mandates in public places, many tribes remain wary and continue with safety measures beyond what their surrounding states have. We get updates on the second booster, BA.2 and long COVID, along with other updates on the evolving pandemic.
Dean Seneca, epidemiologist and CEO of Seneca Scientific Solutions
Dr. Mary Owen, director of the Center of American Indian and Minority Health at the University of Minnesota and current president of the Association of American Indian Physicians
Dr. Bob Onders, Alaska Native Medical Center Administrator
Break music: Gunalchéesh (song) Khu.éex’ (artist) They Forgot They Survived (album)