Would the Lockdown Really Be Necessary for the Control of COVID-19 in Brazil?

8 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2020

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Haniel Fernandes

Estacio de Sa University; Federal University of Ceará

Date Written: April 17, 2020


The lockdown quarantine applied in Brazil to contain the advances of the new coronavirus pandemic equivalent to European countries without first observing their demographic, socioeconomic and cultural differences, seems to involve political issues, in addition to controlling problems public health. Therefore, it is necessary to explain a critical idea about the type of prior conduct taken by Brazil to control this pandemic through a descriptive approach that links published policies adopted with the structure of the local health system and the country's socio-economic and demographic characteristics, in addition to response to contagion. Thus, examining some facts intrinsic to the pandemic process that is installed in the world today.

Keywords: Public Health, Policy Public, Covid-19, Coronavirus, Brazil, Lockdown

Suggested Citation

Fernandes, Haniel, Would the Lockdown Really Be Necessary for the Control of COVID-19 in Brazil? (April 17, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3578627 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3578627

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