KNAU's Morning Rundown: Wednesday, February 3

Feb 3, 2021


It's Wednesday, Feb. 3. Start your morning with some of our latest headlines:

Vaccinations Continue Statewide 

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Medical anthropologists at Northern Arizona University have spent the last year interviewing dozens of people throughout the United States about the pandemic. The research has turned up insights about how people perceive the risk of infection differently depending on whether they’re making contact with strangers or friends. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with Dr. Lisa Hardy, one of the researchers on the project, about what she’s learned.

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Former Navajo Nation President Albert Hale has died at the age of 70. He served as the tribe’s second president in the 1990s and later several terms in the Arizona Legislature. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

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Navajo Nation leaders are aggressively administering COVID-19 vaccines to tribal members. Officials are hoping to rapidly reduce infections in the area that’s been a national hotspot for the virus. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

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Navajo Nation health officials have reported 103 new known cases of COVID-19 and four more deaths.