In this Discussion Paper we show how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the Brazilian Amazon, leading to the collapse of health systems in several Amazon cities, endangering indigenous ethnic groups, facilitating the clearance of huge forested plots, and, in the process, giving rise to growing concerns about the possible emergence of new transmissible zoonotic diseases.
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Sgambatti Monteiro, A., & Lima dos Santos, L. (2020). Covid-19 and the increasing fragility of the Brazilian Amazon. IASS Discussion Paper, May 2020.
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