Coronavirus and misinformation

County Supervisor Lena Fowler and Navajo Parks and Recreation Manager Effie Yazzie meets with Navajo Nation staff and Navajo tour operators on Feb. 5. Photo by Bob Hembree/Lake Powell Chronicle.

County Supervisor Lena Fowler and Navajo Parks and Recreation Manager Effie Yazzie met with Navajo Nation staff and Navajo tour operators. The topic was the coronavirus. A presentation was given by the Navajo Nation Division of Health, Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation, Page Banner Hospital, and the Coconino County Health Department. The purpose of the meeting was to educate, but it also helped dispel some of the misinformation circulating. Some of the questions brought up were concerns about animals in the area. Explanations were given about the virus’s mutations, which continue, and that it has become a human virus. Others were concerned about handling money that may transmit the virus. This is unlikely.

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