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Title: An overview of Brazilian working age adults vulnerability to COVID‐19.
Authors: Souza, Fernanda Sumika Hojo de
Souza, Natália Satchiko Hojo de
Oliveira, Daniela Carine Ramires de
Silva, Cristiano Maciel da
Guidoni, Daniel Ludovico
Issue Date: 2022
Citation: SOUZA, F. S. H. de et al. An overview of Brazilian working age adults vulnerability to COVID‐19. Scientific Reports, v. 12, n. 2798, 2022. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 06 jul 2022.
Abstract: Brazil is a country of continental dimensions, where many smaller countries would ft. In addition to demographic, socioeconomic, and cultural diferences, hospital infrastructure and healthcare varies across all 27 federative units. Therefore, the evolution of COVID-19 pandemic did not manifest itself in a homogeneous and predictable trend across the nation. In late 2020 and early 2021, new waves of the COVID-19 outbreak have caused an unprecedented sanitary collapse in Brazil. Unlike the frst COVID-19 wave, in subsequent waves, preliminary evidence has pointed to an increase in the daily reported cases among younger people being hospitalized, overloading the healthcare system. In this comprehensive retrospective cohort study, confrmed cases of hospitalization, ICU admission, IMV requirement and in-hospital death from Brazilian COVID-19 patients throughout 2020 until the beginning of 2021 were analyzed through a spatio-temporal study for patients aged 20–59 years. All Brazilian federative units had their data disaggregated in six periods of ten epidemiological weeks each. We found that there is a wide variation in the waves dynamic due to SARS-CoV-2 infection, both in the frst and in subsequent outbreaks in diferent federative units over the analyzed periods. As a result, atypical waves can be seen in the Brazil data as a whole. The analysis showed that Brazil is experiencing a numerical explosion of hospitalizations and deaths for patients aged 20–59 years, especially in the state of São Paulo, with a similar proportion of hospitalizations for this age group but higher proportion of deaths compared to the frst wave.
ISSN: 2045-2322
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