Native Americans have been among the worst hit in the state, which had the highest number of cases and deaths in the US in recent weeks

Just going by the statistics, the odds for Mae Tso were not good. A revered tribal elder with extensive knowledge of Navajo traditions, Tso, 83, lived in the remote village of Dinebitoh on the Navajo Nation. She was in the most vulnerable demographic of the most vulnerable population in Arizona for succumbing to Covid-19.

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If there had been a bomb set by a terrorist that only killed a fraction of this many people, Arizonans would be outraged

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