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According to data from the epidemiological bulletin of the Municipality of São Paulo, released on April 30, the risk of death of blacks by covid-19 is 63% higher in relation to whites. The subject was highlighted in a report by the newspaper o Estado de S. Paulo last Monday (04), which heard experts about the impact of socioeconomic issues on this statistic.

In the publication, biomedical Joilda Nery, a professor at the Institute of Collective Health (ISC / UFBA), pointed out the precariousness of living and working conditions as a determining factor for illness and death, not only due to covid-19, but also due to other diseases . “Difficulty in accessing health services is a crucial factor in increasing the risk of complications and deaths,” he told the report.

She also highlighted the campaign promoted by ISC / UFBA teachers and students, which has already distributed more than 2,000 hygiene kits and snacks to people on the streets, as a practical example of social mobilization to alleviate inequalities and fight disease.

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