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Resilience Against the Covid-19 Pandemic among Indigenous Kichwa Communities in Ecuadorian Amazonia

Version 1 : Received: 20 November 2020 / Approved: 22 November 2020 / Online: 22 November 2020 (11:40:54 CET)

How to cite: Sirén, A.; Uzendoski, M.; Swanson, T.; Jácome-Negrete, I.; Sirén-Gualinga, E.; Tapia, A.; Dahua-Machoa, A.; Tanguila, A.; Santi, E.; Machoa, D.; Andi, D.; Santi, D. Resilience Against the Covid-19 Pandemic among Indigenous Kichwa Communities in Ecuadorian Amazonia. Preprints 2020, 2020110556 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202011.0556.v1). Sirén, A.; Uzendoski, M.; Swanson, T.; Jácome-Negrete, I.; Sirén-Gualinga, E.; Tapia, A.; Dahua-Machoa, A.; Tanguila, A.; Santi, E.; Machoa, D.; Andi, D.; Santi, D. Resilience Against the Covid-19 Pandemic among Indigenous Kichwa Communities in Ecuadorian Amazonia. Preprints 2020, 2020110556 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202011.0556.v1).

Abstract

There has been very widespread contagion of covid-19 in Kichwa indigenous communities in Ecuadorian Amazonia, but the peak of contagion has already passed, and total mortality has been remarkably low. The Kichwa people themselves typically attribute this to the widespread use of medicinal plants.

Subject Areas

Covid-19; indigenous people; Amazon; medicinal plants; vulnerability; resilience

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