COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN BRAZIL: NO COMPLIANCE OF POLICIES AND AGGRAVATING ELEMENTS FOR VULNERABLE POPULATION AND ECOSYSTEMS

Resumo

We aim to stand out aggravating factors that can compromise the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil and the eventual risks for vulnerable people and ecosystems, as well as, suggest future actions that need to be adopted. A theoretical reflection was conducted, considering references available on Scopus and PubMed. Brazilian public policies, adverse effects of COVID-19 pandemic, and future actions were highlighted. We demonstrated that proper water, sanitation, and hygiene (WaSH) are essential to face the pandemic, however, more than 39 million of Brazilians do not have access to basic sanitation and clean drinking-water. There is a possibility of the novel coronavirus be transmitted by untreated wastewater, being necessary to promote actions that improve sanitation, reduce ecosystems threat, and poverty.

Biografia do Autor

Fabio Leandro da Silva, Universidade Federal de São Carlos
Doutorando no Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ecologia e Recursos Naturais (PPGERN), Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar), São Carlos
Allan do Amaral Micheleti, Anhanguera (Campus Araraquara)
Graduando em Enfermagem na Anhanguera (Campus Araraquara), Araraquara, SP. Brasil. aamicheleti@gmail.com
Ângela Terumi Fushita, Universidade Federal do ABC
Professora Adjunto A da Universidade Federal do ABC – São Bernardo do Campo (SP). Professora e Orientadora do PPGERN/UFSCar, Campus de São Carlos, São Carlos, SP, Brasil. angela.fushita@ufabc.edu.br
Marcela Bianchessi da Cunha-Santino, Universidade Federal de São Carlos
Professora do Departamento de Hidrobiologia (DHb) da UFSCar. Professora e Orientadora do PPGERN/UFSCar, Campus de São Carlos, São Carlos, SP, Brasil. cunha_santino@ufscar.br
Irineu Bianchini Jr, Universidade Federal de São Carlos
Professor do Departamento de Hidrobiologia (DHb) da UFSCar. Professora e Orientadora do PPGERN/UFSCar, Campus de São Carlos, São Carlos, SP, Brasil. irineu@ufscar.br
Publicado
2020-11-12
Como Citar
Silva, F. L. da, Micheleti, A. do A., Fushita, Ângela T., Cunha-Santino, M. B. da, & Bianchini Jr, I. (2020). COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN BRAZIL: NO COMPLIANCE OF POLICIES AND AGGRAVATING ELEMENTS FOR VULNERABLE POPULATION AND ECOSYSTEMS. Interfaces Científicas - Saúde E Ambiente, 8(2), 405-417. https://doi.org/10.17564/2316-3798.2020v8n2p405-417
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