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Voluntary collective isolation as a best response to COVID-19 for indigenous populations? A case study and protocol from the Bolivian Amazon

Kaplan, Hillard, Trumble, Benjamin C., Stieglitz, Jonathan, Mendez Mamany, Roberta, Gutierrez Cayuba, Maguin, Maito Moye, Leonardina, Alami, Sarah, Kraft, Thomas S., Quispe Gutierrez, Raul, Copajira Adrian, Juan, Thompson, Randall, Thomas, Gregory, Michalik, David, Eid Rodriguez, Daniel and Gurven, Michael (2020) Voluntary collective isolation as a best response to COVID-19 for indigenous populations? A case study and protocol from the Bolivian Amazon. Lancet, 395 (10238).

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Abstract

Indigenous communities worldwide share common features that make them especially vulnerable to the complications of and mortality from COVID-19. They also possess resilient attributes that can be leveraged to promote prevention efforts. How can indigenous communities best mitigate potential devastating effects of COVID-19? In Bolivia, where nearly half of all citizens claim indigenous origins, no specific guidelines have been outlined for indigenous communities inhabiting native communal territories. In this Public Health article, we describe collaborative efforts, as anthropologists, physicians, tribal leaders, and local officials, to develop and implement a multiphase COVID-19 prevention and containment plan focused on voluntary collective isolation and contact-tracing among Tsimane forager-horticulturalists in the Bolivian Amazon. Phase 1 involves education, outreach, and preparation, and phase 2 focuses on containment, patient management, and quarantine. Features of this plan might be exported and adapted to local circumstances elsewhere to prevent widespread mortality in indigenous communities.

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: 30 May 2020
Refereed: Yes
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2020 14:18
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2020 14:18
["eprint_fieldname_oai_identifier" not defined]: oai:tse-fr.eu:124316
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/34992

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