Sociology Colloquium, 3/9/2022
A Sociodemographic of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Brazil
Dr. Bernado Queiroz, CEDEPLAR, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Brazil was ranked third globally in the number of confirmed cases, behind only the United States and India; and was ranked second globally in the number of deaths, surpassed only by the US. Brazil’s central authorities decided not to follow WHO recommendations, and hence ignored advice to employ measures to prevent the spread of the disease that were implemented in most countries. This failure to follow public health advice may have exacerbated the negative effects of the pandemic. The presentation focuses on the evolution of the pandemic in the country taking into account population dynamics and socioeconomic variables. We will also discuss how the country did not use the universal public health and surveillance system to tackle the pandemic. This type of analysis, at the local level, is very important to develop proper public health interventions and evaluate the impact of the pandemic.
March 9, 2022
Meeting ID: 962 6371 5339
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