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News Release

Navajo Nation Washington D.C. Office 

Dr. Anthony Fauci will speak with Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer about COVID-19 at the Navajo Nation's Virtual Town Hall this morning, September 21, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Mountain Time, 11:00 a.m. Eastern, an event organized by Navajo Nation Washington Office, that will be transmitted live both on the Navajo Nation Office of President and Vice President's Facebook site and KTNN Radio.

Dr. Fauci, who has been the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) since 1984, will discuss with Nez and Lizer a wide range of COVID-19 issues, including Dr. Fauci's forecast about the future of the pandemic.

Dr. Jill Jim, Executive Director of the Navajo Department of Health, and Dr. Laura Hammitt, Director of Infectious Disease Prevention Programs at the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, will lead the discussion about the COVID-19 vaccination trial on the Navajo Nation that began last week.

The first case on the Navajo Nation was reported on March 17, 2020. As of September 20, 2020, a total of 10,119 positive COVID-19 cases have been reported, of which 7,232 persons with COVID-19 have recovered and 548 persons have died .