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The Navajo Nation, per capita, leads the United States and New Mexico in COVID-19 cases and deaths. Just weeks ago, the Navajo Nation said lack of funding from the federal government is contributing to its COVID-19 crisis. But now, Navajo leaders are considering using COVID-19 funding for purposes other than the COVID-19 crisis – while the COVID-19 crisis there continues to escalate. Why are the members of the Navajo Nation following their failed leaders in Window Rock?

Compounding the problem: political leaders in Santa Fe continue to keep New Mexico locked down because of new Covid-19 cases and deaths – most of which are in the Navajo Nation – over which the state has no control. Why are New Mexicans following our failed leaders in Santa Fe?