Indigenous Man Carried His Father For Hours Through The Jungle To Get Covid Vax — Then Father Dies Weeks LaterAlicia Powe
Living in the forest with no television, WiFi, internet, or cell phone won’t stop the contact tracers from knocking on your hut.
Even Indigenous tribes who live in the world’s most remote areas are targets of the new world order.
A photo of 24-year-old Tawy carrying his 67-year-old father Wahu on his back to a Covid-19 vaccine hut in the Brazilian Amazon has gone viral.
Tawy and Wahu who belong to the Zo’e indigenous community “live in relative isolation across dozens of village in an area equivalent to 1.2 million football fields in the northern Pará state” and “had to walk for hours through the forest to reach the vaccination site,” BBC reports.
Wahu was reportedly suffering from chronic urinary problems and loss of vision.
“It was a very beautiful demonstration of the lovely relationship between them,” Dr. Erik Jenning Simões, who took the picture said.
Sadly, the treacherous journey to vaccinate did not help Wahu and his ailing health.
The photograph showcasing the tyrannical effort to depopulate vaccinate 100 percent of the global population is “a symbol of the complicated vaccination logistics in one of the most remote areas,” the publication notes, adding, “In September, “Wahu died for reasons that remain unclear. Tawy remains with his family and has recently taken his third vaccine dose.”
Nearly 10,000 Brazilians allegedly died from Covid after taking two doses of a Covid vaccine or the single application of Janssen’s immunizer, according to research conducted by Info Tracker, a pandemic monitoring platform.
To vaccinate the indigenous, nurses are traveling on small planes for hours and navigating through complex waterways on small boats.
Vaccinating indigenous people was a “priority” for the health team, but an “unfeasible” task because of how isolated their villages are from one another. Healthcare workers resorted to setting up huts in the forest and a vaccination system was “agreed with the communities through radio,” Dr Simões told BBC.
“We’ve adopted practices that respect and take into account the culture and knowledge of the Zo’é people,” he said.
But when vaccine agents finally showed up in hazmat suits, the indigenous community initially wanted nothing to do with the vaccines. Ultimately, most in the tribal community were persuaded to comply by the so-called experts in hazmat suits.
“Some feared they were being used as test subjects for broader vaccination campaigns among non-Indigenous peoples” and “worried it would let the devil into their bodies,” the publication notes, while others asked, “if they could be injected with the vaccine imported from India because they thought this meant it had been produced by Indigenous people,” Waldir Bittencourt, a nurse who vaccinates indigenous people in the Amazon told NBC News.
Approximately 30 percent of Brazil’s population refuses to vaccinate, according to data compiled by the investment research platform YCharts.
Health care workers and anthropologists blame Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has repeatedly sown doubts over Covid vaccine efficacy, for their hesitation,
Fear of the vaccine became “a recent phenomenon among Indigenous peoples, stemming from the polarization surrounding the vaccine,” Bittencourt said.
Bolsonaro was infected with Covid last year and usually refers to the virus as “slight flu.” He has made clear that he does not intend to get vaccinated, insists others should not vaccinate unless they want to and has refused to authorize the purchase of the Chinese manufactured vaccine Sinovac and the Pfizer vaccine.
Brazilians will never be anyone’s “guinea pig,” Bolsonaro maintains.
The Brazilian head has mocked the absurdity of mandating experimental gene therapy, warning there is no legal recourse if women grow beards or men’s voices become high-pitched from the shot or people transform into alligators after taking the shots because Pfizer is shielded from liability under the Emergency Authorization Act.
Indigenous communities don’t typically participate in modern society and their livelihood still relies on hunting and gathering. But they have had greater access to technology in recent years and Bolsonaro’s “anti-science message has made its way to the remote communities” NBC News contends.