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'We Can’t Afford To Keep Going To Funerals': The Lumbee Tribe Works To Combat COVID Surge

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In Robeson County, about a third of residents are fully vaccinated. As of September 16th, 39% of the county has received a single dose. For members of the Lumbee Tribe in the region, that rate is even lower.

As COVID continues to inundate Robeson County, health officials and local leaders are working tirelessly to get more tribal members vaccinated.

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Charlie Shelton-Ormond is a podcast producer for WUNC.
Laura Pellicer is a digital reporter with WUNC’s small but intrepid digital news team.