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Members of Remote Amazon Tribe Test Positive for Coronavirus

HeadlineJul 16, 2020

In the Peruvian Amazon, activists are warning the virus could devastate isolated Indigenous communities, after six coronavirus cases were confirmed among the Nahua people. The tribe was only recently contacted, and its members lack immunity to many viruses, including the common cold.

In Brazil, far-right President Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday he’s tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time since falling ill a week ago. Bolsonaro claims he’s taking hydroxychloroquine for the disease — a drug once touted by President Trump that’s been shown by several scientific studies to provide no benefit against the disease. Brazil’s death toll is now over 75,300. 

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