COVID-19 kills the elderly, those with underlying health conditions, the poor and vulnerable. It is now doing so in the Brazilian Amazon where the virus killed nine Munduruku indigenous elders in just a few days. Forest people elders are typically leaders and keepers of culture, so their loss is especially destabilizing.Officially, 218 indigenous people had died of COVID-19 and...
A 20-year-old Kokama indigenous
woman in northern Amazonas state tested positive for the virus,
according to the federal government’s body in charge of health services
for indigenous people in Brazil (SESAI).She is one of
27 people who are being monitored after being in contact with Dr.
Matheus Feitosa, who was diagnosed with COVID-19 last week. Feitosa is a