16 Sep 2020

Hopes Marshallese Arkansas community winning Covid battle

From , 6:03 am on 16 September 2020

A doctor in northwest Arkansas is cautiously optimistic they are on top of the Covid-19 threat in the local Marshallese community.

That community has been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic with nearly 2,000 infected and 47 deaths from a population of just 15,000. 

Dr Sheldon Riklin, who is himself of Marshall Island heritage, is part of a taskforce battling to turn figures around.

Dr Sheldon Riklon

Dr Sheldon Riklon Photo: Pacific Leaders