A Tragedy Foretold: COVID-19 Infections Spike in Yanomami Territory
Rainforest Foundation US
Yanomami and Ye’kwana organizations and a network of researchers launch an unprecedented report that details the progress of the pandemic in the indigenous territory, suggesting that one in three yanomami may have already been infected by the new coronavirus.
- There has been an increase in the number of cases by more than 250% in the last three months in the Yanomami Territory.
- Less than 4.7% of the total population has been tested
- 10,000 Yanomami and Ye’kwana may have been exposed to the virus; more than a third of the population.
- Timeline shows sequence of abuses against the Yanomami and Ye’kwana