Coronavirus: How Indigenous communities stayed ahead of the pandemic

Global News published this video item, entitled “Coronavirus: How Indigenous communities stayed ahead of the pandemic” – below is their description.

Although COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Canada, Indigenous communities have managed to keep infections low, despite initial fears about their vulnerability. On the Siksika First Nation, east of Calgary, about 4,000 on-reserve nation members have been adjusting to a new normal under COVID-19. There are screening stations at the entrance of all public buildings and a drive-thru testing is open daily between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The nation had an outbreak over the summer, but thanks to fast action and the use of 19 trailers renovated to host those who needed to isolate, the outbreak was limited to just 31 cases. Heather Yourex-West explains how they crushed the curve. For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/7349368/decolonizing-public-health-indigenous-communities-coronavirus/ Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB #Coronavirus #Indigenous #Health #GlobalNews

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