International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Fight against Covid-19 from the Perspective of Deaths
Angela Luciana De-Bortoli, Lia Breda-Vicentini, Robelius De-Bortoli

On March 11, the World Health Organization declared the state of the global pandemic for COVID-19. Efforts are focused on blocking the evolution of the disease while preventive measures (vaccines) or prophylactics (medication for treatment) are not known, accepted or validated by the scientific community. In a very conscious way, the measures are focused on reducing the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2), believing that this will reduce the number of deaths. Based on this evidence presented in the Brazilian case, it is possible to state that deaths related to COVID-19 are concentrated in older populations and with associated comorbidities or chronic diseases. The lockdown system is more efficient to isolate populations with higher mortality (age and comorbidity). Younger populations are less affected by COVID-19, making them good agents of transmission. The challenge is to access the population that is dying before COVID-19 is in an advanced stage so that there is more and better time to fight the disease.

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