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One of the most sobering data points in the still-unfolding #covid19calamity  came when the first deaths were reported among the Yanomami deep in Amazonia: Just consider that viral journey. More in our webcast: #SustainWhat 

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"We are all frightened about Covid-19. What we’re feeling is perhaps not unlike what the Yanomami have experienced when faced with the mysterious and lethal new epidemics that our world has inflicted on them," Bruce Albert writes.

Opinion | Covid-19: Lessons From the Yanomami in Brazil - The New York Times

"The teenager’s death has rekindled painful memories for the Yanomami as well as fears over the #coronavirus ’s potential to wreak havoc on indigenous communities across South America." via @guardian 

Powerful @katebrownMIT  piece on our #onehealth  #macrobiome  reality, in which a virus jumps species in Wuhan animal trade in November and kills a Yanomami Indian in Amazonia in April. But lousy headline. Who in the world is calling this a natural disaster?

A Yanomami Indigenous boy has died after contracting the coronavirus, authorities in Brazil said Friday, raising fears for the Amazon tribe, which is known for its vulnerability to disease.

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First Yanomami Covid-19 death raises fears for Brazil's indigenous peoples

Coronavirus reaches Yanomami people, an Amazon indigenous group known for its remoteness and its vulnerability to foreign diseases

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A 15-year-old Indigenous boy in Brazil has died from #COVID19  — at least the third Indigenous death there. His village is one of many Yanomami settlements often invaded by illegal miners, in the past bringing fatal diseases like measles. The village is now being isolated.

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#Coronavirus updates: • South Korea sees continued slowdown • First case found among Yanomami people in Brazil • US and UK suffer highest number of deaths in single day Follow the latest:

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"I have been fighting for 40 years," says Davi Kopenawa, a Yanomami leader who has spent his life defending the Amazon and his indigenous community. "And I am threatened. I am threatened by a group of illegal gold miners and also farmers and politicians."

“All the world now knows what we Indians have been saying for decades. If you destroy the forest, it will get hotter and there will be harder rains.” - Yanomami'>Davi Kopenawa Yanomami

A measles outbreak has killed 53 Yanomami'>Indigenous Yanomami people in the Amazons — and could wipe out the entire community

This photo essay follows the Yanomami tribe, living in total isolation in the Amazon basin.

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