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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)

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Journal reference: Latin American Journal of Public Policy and Action 2020
DOI: 10.17141/mundosplurales.2.2020.4738


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.


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

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