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The outstanding health outcome Indigenous communities have produced – Sydney Morning Herald

Indigenous communities have recorded COVID-19 rates six times lower than the rest of Australia and avoided a single death, according to the annual Close the Gap…

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Experts feared COVID-19 could have been disastrous for Indigenous communities because of overcrowding, existing chronic diseases and poor infrastructure.
Chief executive of the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Service Vicki ODonnell said avoiding COVID-19 deaths was a triumph.
Our mob live together, eat together, work together, they kiss and they hug so the spread was a huge risk for us.
No Aboriginal person died. Does that not tell you something about what we do? she said.
In 2019, suicide was the…

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