The biggest increase is concentrated in people between 40 and 49 years old, with a 626% increase from January 1st to March 13th. On Wednesday (31), actor and comedian Davi Mello, 43, died in Mogi das Cruzes.
One of the people who had to deal with the loss of their young son to Covid-19 was Elieuza Aquino, who works as a street vendor in Mogi. About to turn 30, he lost his life after spending 15 days in the hospital.
“It was very fast. He arrived at the hospital and the next day he was intubated. He arrived with 50% of the lungs already compromised, because he did not believe it would be bad. He thought it would get better, and then it took him a long time to seek help. He didn’t tell me he was sick. I did not know. If I had known, I would have come to the rescue ”.
Elieuza’s son passed away victim of Covid-19 – Photo: Reproduction / Daily TV
Today, the memories of a dedicated and extremely affectionate son are on the phone screen. A young boy who, according to his mother, had recently found a job to help pay the rent. Always worried about the pandemic, as soon as he was hired, he isolated himself from his family, but he couldn’t escape the disease.
“Young people need to be careful, because the disease exists, it is lethal, it kills. They need to have that awareness. And that the disease does not choose. Young people need to wake up, have responsibility, understand that they have family members, have a mother like me, who suffers afterwards, who cries after the pain. My son was great. He was 1.90, weighed 90 kilos. He didn’t think he was going to die, but he couldn’t take it. My daughter said that he died in an ugly situation, he was very sad, trying to breathe and without power ”.
According to the Fiocruz study, today, the people who are most infected are those between the ages of 30 and 59. Still according to the study, mortality continues among the elderly.
According to the data presented in the first ten weeks of the year, there was an increase of 316.88% in the cases of Covid-19. In the age group of 30 to 39 years, the increase was 565.08%. The people who were most infected were those between 40 and 49 years old, with an increase of 626%. Among people aged 50 to 59, cases increased by 525.93%.
Even now, considered the worst pandemic in the country so far, it is not difficult to find anyone who disregards health rules. The TV Diário report was in the center of Mogi and caught several people without a mask, from children to the elderly.
“We are living in a very delicate moment. If you don’t go to work, stay at home, because the doctors can’t take it anymore ”, said chambermaid Maria do Socorro Carvalho.
In relation to data from Mogi das Cruzes, the number of deaths among young people aged 20 to 29 years was 11 since the beginning of the pandemic. Among those aged 30 to 39, there were 24 deaths, and between 40 and 49 years, there were 62 deaths. Among the 875 deaths in the city, the majority are still aged between 70 and 79 years old, with 247 deaths registered.
On this subject, Diário TV talked, live, with Raphael Mendonça Guimarães, who is a researcher in Public Health at Fiocruz. First, he was asked about the causes of the virus reaching younger people, in the opinion of experts (watch the full interview in the video above).
“We think that the rejuvenation of the pandemic must be related to the relaxation of social detachment. This slightly younger population, especially between 30 and 59 years old, is a population that has been more on the street, possibly returning to face-to-face activities at work, or in search of subsistence, because we had an increase in the unemployment rate throughout that last year. Therefore, they are people who are unassisted, without any form of subsistence ”.
The researcher was also asked about the influence of the new variants of the virus on the increase in cases observed in younger people in Brazil.
“We have no evidence to speak of it. It is not that the variants are more aggressive with this younger group. Possibly, what happens is that, when you have a circulating variant, you renew the population of vulnerable, susceptible to contamination. If, at this moment of new variants, you have a larger contingent of young people circulating, these will be the people who will be infected ”.
Regarding prevention, the Fiocruz professional was also asked whether, in his view, social isolation should be adopted throughout the national territory.
“It should. We have to have more rigorous measures to combat the pandemic at this time. Immediately, to be carried out in the short term, the recommendations that we have been provoking are to maintain a curfew, to close trade for activities that are not essential, and that we can maintain this type of strategy for some time. time, until we manage to contain a little more the advance of the pandemic ”.
“And, in the medium and long term, we strongly recommend the issue of detachment, which may, in fact, be accompanied by social protection measures, because the truth is that we cannot simply tell people to stay at home if that it does not guarantee them minimal means of survival. So we need a strong state, which guarantees the possibility of these people staying at home, based on emergency aid, so that they do not need to go to the street in search of underemployment and end up agglomerating, even if this does not represent for them a gain in terms of salary ”.
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