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posted 07/31/19

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The Navajo Nation's high rates of asthma and other respiratory illnesses have taken on a new urgency: COVID-19 has hit the community worse than any other tribe in the country.
On the Yakama Reservation in eastern Washington, one group of students is trying to solve the problem of asthma by attacking its roots.
Asthma is on the rise across the U.S., and people of color are more likely to have asthma. On Native American reservations, the problem is particularly grave.