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 COVID-19 and indigenous peoples There are 300-500,000 indigenous people across the world in 90 countries. How have they fared in the pandemic? They are vulnerable to COVID-19 for many reasons. Worldwide the World Health Organization estimated more than 70,000 cases of COVID-19 and 2000 deaths have been reported amongst the... search all news

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Disparities in the population at risk of severe illness from COVID-19 by race/ethnicity and income. The article reports disparities in the population at risk for COVID-19. Quantifying disparities in risk is important for allocating resources to prevent, identify, and treat COVID-19-related severe illness and limit diverging outcomes for already vulnerable subgroups. People who are black, American...

Ethnic and regional variations in hospital mortality from COVID-19 in Brazil: a cross-sectional observational study. Background: Brazil ranks second worldwide in total number of COVID-19 cases and deaths. Understanding the possible socioeconomic and ethnic health inequities is particularly important given the diverse population and fragile political and economic situation. We aimed to characterise the COVID-19...

Critical review of social, environmental and health risk factors in the Mexican indigenous population and their capacity to respond to the COVID-19. The objective of this study was to conduct a critical analysis of the social, environmental and health risk factors in the Mexican indigenous population in the context of the COVID-19 disease pandemic, and to propose strategies to mitigate the impacts on these communities. Regarding social factors,...

COVID-19, indigenous peoples and tourism: a view from New Zealand. The COVID-19 pandemic's impact is predicted to be long-lasting with intergenerational impacts for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Indigenous peoples offer untapped potential for understanding how we are shaping resilient solutions to COVID-19 and similar threats in the future. In New...

The challenges facing indigenous communities in Latin America as they confront the COVID-19 pandemic. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-2019) pandemic struck Latin America in late February and is now beginning to spread across the rural indigenous communities in the region, home to 42 million people. Eighty percent of this highly marginalized population is concentrated in Bolivia, Guatemala,...

COVID-19 and Brazilian indigenous populations. The newly discovered SARS-CoV-2 is the cause of COVID-19, including severe respiratory symptoms with an important lethality rate and high dissemination capacity. Considering the indigenous people of Brazil, it is feared that COVID-19 will spread to these communities, causing another stage of...


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