The Daily Populous

Sunday June 21st, 2020 evening edition

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Coronavirus has swept through tribes, killing elders – and inflicting irreparable damage on tribal history, culture and medicine.

The 64-year-old chief of a Xikrin indigenous village in Brazil’s Amazon was plagued by headaches and fatigue and struggled for breath.

But according to his daughter Bekuoi Raquel, he was afraid that if he were admitted to hospital he might never return.

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The indigenous organisation Apib has logged at least 332 Covid-19 deaths, and 7,208 coronavirus cases across 110 communities.

On Tuesday the Brazilian congress approved a law aiming to guarantee emergency help for indigenous people that needs presidential approval.

“Our effort is to make community isolation work, to reduce transmission and consequently, serious cases,” said Guilherme Monção, a Sesai doctor. »

Trump says he asked for coronavirus testing to be slowed down because there were so many cases

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Donald Trump has told supporters at his rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma that he asked for the rate of coronavirus testing to be slowed down because there were so many positive cases being found in the United States.

"Here's the bad part: when you do testing to that extent, you're going to find more people, you're going to find more cases.

Donald Trump rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma 1/16 A Trump supporter sits in the upper rows of the BOK Centre in Tulsa, Oklahoma ahead of a campaign rally. »

Tulsa fire department says just under 6,200 people attended Trump rally

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Just under 6,200 people attended President Trump's rally in Tulsa Saturday, well below the BOK Center's total capacity of 19,200, a public information officer for the Tulsa Fire Department told Forbes Sunday.

Campaign manager Brad Parscale tweeted last week that 800,000 people had signed up to attend the rally.

A Trump campaign official disputed the Tulsa Fire Department's figure on Sunday, claiming the campaign counted "12,000" people. »

Nuclear weapons: Which countries have them and how many are there?

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With recent tensions between the US and Iran, you might be hearing a fair bit about nuclear weapons.

Nuclear weapons release huge amounts of radiation - which can cause radiation sickness - so their actual impact lasts longer than the blast.

The number of nuclear weapons in the world is actually down from 70,000 in 1986 to around 14,000 today. »

Facebook vowed to investigate horrific abuse by anti-vaxxers. Nine months later, no one was penalized

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(CNN) Nine months after Facebook vowed to investigate abuse by anti-vaxxers, no users have been penalized.

Still, Facebook took no action against those users, or others who tormented vaccine advocates, according to a Facebook spokesperson.

In the spring of 2019, vaccine advocates, including Hughes, sent CNN comments from 67 Facebook users that they felt were abusive. »