DOI of the published article https://doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0167-2020
COVID-19 in Brazil: advantages of a socialized unified health system and preparation to contain cases
Keywords:COVID19, Brazil, Socialized unified health system, Measures
The outbreak of new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) reported for the first time in Wuhan, China in late December 2019 have rapidly spread to other countries and it was declared on January 30, 2020 as a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) by the World Health Organization. Before the first COVID-19 cases were reported in Brazil, several measures have been implemented including the adjustment of legal framework to carry out isolation and quarantine. As the cases increased significantly, new measures, mainly to reduce mortality and severe cases, have also been implemented. Rapid and robust preparedness actions have been undertaken in Brazil while first cases have not yet been identified in Latin-American. The outcome of this early preparation should be analyzed in future studies.
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Copyright (c) 2020 Julio Croda, Wanderson Kleber de Oliveira, Rodrigo Lins Frutuoso, Luiz Henrique Mandetta, Djane Clarys Baia-da-Silva, José Diego Brito-Sousa, Wuelton Marcelo Monteiro, Marcus Vinícius Guimarães Lacerda
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