Inequity in access to health and racism: epidemiological analysis during the COVID-19 pandemic/ Desigualdad en el acceso a la salud y racismo: análisis epidemiológico durante la pandemia de COVID-19/ Iniquidades no acesso à saúde e racismo: análise epidemiológica durante a pandemia de COVID-19

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Coronavirus Infections, Health Care Disparities, Racism, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Social Determinants of Health

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Objective: to analyze the epidemiological data of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), and the access to health of black people in Brazil during the pandemic, comparing them with previous years. Method: epidemiological, descriptive, and quantitative study of SARS cases in black patients, reported in the information system on epidemiological surveillance of influenza of the Ministry of Health, between 2017 and 2020. Results: it was observed that, in 2020, there was an increase in the prevalence of SARS cases in blacks, in addition to a significant increase in lethality when compared to the general population. Furthermore, it was found that mortality was significantly higher in individuals with SARS who required ventilatory support. Conclusion: skin color is a determinant of several social and health vulnerabilities in Brazil and worldwide, having a direct impact on the increased morbidity and mortality of the black population during the pandemic.

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17/10/2021

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Rosa, M. F. P., Nicoleti Turazza da Silva, W., Pio Gomes Faria, C., Ferreira Rende, V., Vilges de Oliveira, S., & Raimondi, G. A. (2021). Inequity in access to health and racism: epidemiological analysis during the COVID-19 pandemic/ Desigualdad en el acceso a la salud y racismo: análisis epidemiológico durante la pandemia de COVID-19/ Iniquidades no acesso à saúde e racismo: análise epidemiológica durante a pandemia de COVID-19. Journal Health NPEPS, 6(2). Recuperado de https://periodicos.unemat.br/index.php/jhnpeps/article/view/5594

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