Aboriginal-led initiatives spare communities from COVID-19 spread

Early fears of COVID-19 ravaging Indigenous communities have not eventuated, many thanks to local community-led responses.

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When the pandemic strike, there ended up problems the virus would wreak havoc on Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.

With poorer health, cramped residing ailments, about-representation in prisons, and constrained entry to overall health specialists, experts ended up worried the virus would decimate Indigenous communities. 

But less than neighborhood-led responses, Indigenous populations have fared better than the relaxation of Australia, generating up much less than 1% of all COVID-19 instances.

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