A projection made by the University of Washington points out that, by July 1, Brazil will have 562,863 deaths caused by COVID-19. If no extra measures are taken to curb contamination by the coronavirus, the country should surpass the United States in absolute numbers of deaths in August.According to a survey by the National Council of Health Secretaries (Conass), today the country has totaled 330,193 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. For those who still doubt that April month will be a very lethal month, the University of Washington projects 100,000 deaths for the month.
According to a report by Agencia Brasil, a survey conducted by Universidade Federal Fluminense points out that Brazil can reach a peak of 5,000 deaths from COVID-19 in a single day until the beginning of May. The evaluation of Professor Mrcio Watanabe, from the UFF Statistics Department. The study is based on the analysis of pandemic data in more than 50 countries, between the months of September 2020 and March of this year.
In addition to the risk factors, there is yet another indicator that must be considered: the seasonality of the disease, that is, the period in which the spread of the virus tends to be greater, which happens with the arrival of autumn and winter. According to the professor, this is an important data, and it can assist the authorities in planning to face the disease.
According to Mrcio Watanabe, between this month and May, the pandemic tends to worsen in countries in the southern hemisphere, particularly in Brazil. The estimate points out that, from April to the beginning of May, the country may reach a tragic mark of 3,000 to 5,000 daily deaths from the new coronavirus.
Or what or coronavrus
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory infections. The new coronavirus agent (COVID-19) was discovered in December 2019 in China. The disease can cause infections with symptoms initially similar to colds or flu, but with the risk of getting worse, which can result in death.
The transmission of coronaviruses usually occurs by air or by personal contact with contaminated secretions, such as saliva droplets, sneezing, coughing, phlegm, close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands, contact with contaminated objects or surfaces, followed by contact with mouth, nose or eyes.
The recommendation is to avoid crowding, stay away from those with symptoms of respiratory infection, wash your hands frequently, cough with your forearm in front of your mouth and often use soap and water to wash your hands or gel alcohol after contact with surfaces and people. At home, take extra precautions against COVID-19.
Main symptoms of people infected with COVID-19:
- Shortness of breath and difficulty breathing
- Gastric problems
- In severe cases, the victims have:
- Severe acute respiratory syndrome
- Kidney failure
- The types of symptoms for COVID-19 increase every week as researchers move forward in identifying virus behavior
Myths and truths about the virus
On social media, the spread of COVID-19 also spread rumors about how the Sars-CoV-2 virus is transmitted. And other doubts arose: Is alcohol gel capable of killing the virus? Is the coronavirus lethal at a worrying level? Can an infected person infect several others? Will the epidemic kill thousands of Brazilians, as SUS would not be able to serve everyone? We did a report with a doctor specializing in infectology and he explains all the myths and truths about the coronavirus.
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