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Indigenous land intrusions help drive higher virus death toll in the Amazon

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Sao Paulo, BrazilThomson Reuters Foundation The rate of coronavirus deaths among Indigenous people in Brazil’s Amazon is nearly 250 per cent higher than in the general population, for reasons ranging from a lack of access to healthcare to invasions of Indigenous land, researchers said. The fatality rate among COVID-19-infected Indigenous Amazonians had soared by early […]