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Micronesia Faces First COVID-19 Outbreak, Worrying Families in Hawai‘i
July 27, 2022

Fellows mentioned in this story: Josie Howard, Cohort VIII

From KITV4:

Micronesians and other Pacific Islanders were hit especially hard by COVID-19 in Hawai‘i.

And now many of them are worried about their families back home in the Federated States of Micronesia.

"You know we've seen how influenza and all those other diseases took out a really big chunk of our population in history," said Josie Howard, CEO of We are Oceania.

Two islands -- including the capital city -- are reporting four deaths and almost 3,000 coronavirus cases. Up until last week, the Pacific island nation managed to keep out the virus, closing its borders to outsiders and maintaining strict quarantine rules.

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