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  • deep inside the reaches of the Amazon rainforest, medical personnel rolled out long awaited cove in 19 vaccinations on Tuesday for Brazil's indigenous tribes.

  • Villagers clapped a 68 year old Isabel.

  • Two kuna became the first to be vaccinated in Numerius Ooh, a remote village of wooden houses on the banks of the Amazon River.

  • She was inoculated with the Corona back shot developed by China's Sign Novak.

  • Village medic Tarses Marquez, two kuna says it's a collective sigh of relief for a community where over three dozen residents have died from the disease and some 2000 more have been infected.

  • I was waiting for this moment, this d day, and it has finally arrived after so many deaths here and in the world, this is hope for us, the indigenous people.

  • Brazil's more than 800,000 indigenous people have been particularly devastated by the pandemic.

  • Many of them live in isolated villages days away from the closest medical post by river boat.

  • According to Brazil's indigenous People Articulation, a tribal umbrella organization, the coronavirus has killed nearly 1000 indigenous people in Brazil and infected over 46,000.

  • The country's right wing government has faced criticism for its slow response to the disease, which has killed more than 210,000 Brazilians so far.

  • Following weeks of setbacks, Brazil finally began its nationwide vaccination drive on Monday, using China's Sino Vac vaccine.

  • But shipments of the active ingredients needed for local manufacturers to fill the vaccine doses have still been delayed, threatening to further hamper their distribution.

deep inside the reaches of the Amazon rainforest, medical personnel rolled out long awaited cove in 19 vaccinations on Tuesday for Brazil's indigenous tribes.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/01/20
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