The Indians of Amazonia face extinction. The reason is coronavirus

COVID-19 is rapidly spreading around the world. A coronavirus infected has been detected even in the Yanomamo tribe cut off from civilization, who lives in remote areas of the Amazon. Died a 15-year-old teenager who could not be saved in the intensive care unit of the hospital in the Brazilian city of Boa Vista – he died. This was announced by Brazilian Health Minister Luis Enrique Mondetta.

“Yes, indeed, the first case (infection of a new type of pneumonia) is confirmed, which cannot but cause concern. In this situation, we should pay particular attention to the indigenous communities that have very few contacts with the outside world”, Globo newspaper quoted the official as saying.

Coronavirus can be detrimental to 850 thousand indigenous people of Brazil – their body does not have immunity to external diseases, and medical workers can not quickly come to the rescue. Community life can help spread the disease – there is no question of social distance.

Author: Flyn Braun
Graduated from Cambridge University. Previously, he worked in various diferent news media. Currently, it is a columnist of the us news section in the Free News editors.
Function: Editor