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Preparing for the COVID-19 Mental Health Crisis in Latin America – Using Early Evidence From Countries That Experienced COVID-19 First

Version 1 : Received: 29 April 2020 / Approved: 2 May 2020 / Online: 2 May 2020 (15:59:01 CEST)

How to cite: Abad, A.; Da Silva, J.A.; Zamana das Neves Braga, J.V.; Medeiros, P.; De Freitas, R.L.; Coimbra, N.C.; Da Silva, J.A. Preparing for the COVID-19 Mental Health Crisis in Latin America – Using Early Evidence From Countries That Experienced COVID-19 First. Preprints 2020, 2020050018 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202005.0018.v1). Abad, A.; Da Silva, J.A.; Zamana das Neves Braga, J.V.; Medeiros, P.; De Freitas, R.L.; Coimbra, N.C.; Da Silva, J.A. Preparing for the COVID-19 Mental Health Crisis in Latin America – Using Early Evidence From Countries That Experienced COVID-19 First. Preprints 2020, 2020050018 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202005.0018.v1).

Abstract

The Covid-19 started in China and took over the world, becoming a pandemic. Especially in Latin America, the coronavirus arrived on the continent in mid-February 2020. The South American continent is going through a delicate political, economic and social moment, which is reflected in the fragility of our health systems and science and to reduce the rates of contagion and not overburden health services, including hospitals. Nevertheless, several studies are being carried out in Brazil and worldwide, with the objective sought to understand the characteristics, and even, the cure of people infected by the coronavirus. Therefore, we must consider science-based strategies to combat the pandemic and promote a health system that takes care of the population that needs it.

Subject Areas

mental health; COVID-19; psychological reactions

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