COVID-19 AND RACIAL ISSUES: HOW THIS DISEASE HAS GENERATED REPERCUSSIONS IN AFRICAN AMERICANS

Authors

  • Modesto Leite Rolim Neto Faculdade de Medicina de Juazeiro do Norte-FMJ
  • Camila Bezerra Nobre Faculdade de Medicina de Juazeiro do Norte-FMJ;
  • Anne Karoline Avelino Silva Faculdade de Medicina de Juazeiro do Norte (Estácio-FMJ
  • Camila Morais Cruz Faculdade de Medicina de Juazeiro do Norte (Estácio-FMJ)
  • Mabel Maria Sousa Figueiredo Faculdade de Medicina de Juazeiro do Norte (Estácio-FMJ
  • Taís Maia Landim Faculdade de Medicina de Juazeiro do Norte (Estácio-FMJ)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14295/aimj.v5i9.119

Abstract

Abstract: Black people represent only 13% of the US population, however they represent 30% of deaths caused by Covid-19. Many discrepancies like these are the result of structural inequalities that make black communities in the country more susceptible to contagion and more likely to develop severe forms of Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. It is evident therefore, that as with any other social problem, the impacts caused by the new coronavirus are even more destructive in socially segregated niches. The crises in the health system and the economy that humanity has been through have opened up differences and intensely victimized the most vulnerable populations. African-Americans, the poor and individuals with low schooling are the people who suffer a potentially overwhelming effect, caused, to a great extent, by historical structural prejudice and by the stereotypes historically constructed by society.


Keywords: Covid-19; Racial issues; Social differences.

Author Biographies

Modesto Leite Rolim Neto, Faculdade de Medicina de Juazeiro do Norte-FMJ

1 Modesto Leite Rolim Neto (modestorolim@yahoo.com.br)- Pós-Doutor em Saúde Pública pela Universidade de São Paulo-USP e Professor do curso de Medicina da Estácio\Faculdade de Medicina de Juazeiro do Norte-FMJ;

 

Camila Bezerra Nobre, Faculdade de Medicina de Juazeiro do Norte-FMJ;

2 Camila Bezerra Nobre (milinhanobre@gmail.com)- Doutora em Biotecnologia pela Universidade Estadual do Ceará-UECE  e Professora da Estácio\Faculdade de Medicina de Juazeiro do Norte-FMJ;

Anne Karoline Avelino Silva, Faculdade de Medicina de Juazeiro do Norte (Estácio-FMJ

3 Anne Karoline Avelino Silva (anny_karoline12@hotmail.com), Estudante de medicina da Faculdade de Medicina de Juazeiro do Norte (Estácio-FMJ);

Camila Morais Cruz, Faculdade de Medicina de Juazeiro do Norte (Estácio-FMJ)

4 Camila Morais Cruz (camilamoraiscruz@gmail.com),  Estudante de medicina da Faculdade de Medicina de Juazeiro do Norte (Estácio-FMJ);

Mabel Maria Sousa Figueiredo, Faculdade de Medicina de Juazeiro do Norte (Estácio-FMJ

5 Mabel Maria Sousa Figueiredo (mabelmariasousa@gmail.com), Estudante de medicina da Faculdade de Medicina de Juazeiro do Norte (Estácio-FMJ);

Taís Maia Landim, Faculdade de Medicina de Juazeiro do Norte (Estácio-FMJ)

6 Tais Maia Landim ( tais2929@hotmail.com)- Estudante de medicina da Faculdade de Medicina de Juazeiro do Norte (Estácio-FMJ).

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Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Rolim Neto, M. L., Nobre, C. B., Silva, A. K. A., Cruz, C. M., Figueiredo, M. M. S., & Landim, T. M. (2020). COVID-19 AND RACIAL ISSUES: HOW THIS DISEASE HAS GENERATED REPERCUSSIONS IN AFRICAN AMERICANS. Amadeus International Multidisciplinary Journal, 5(9), 18–22. https://doi.org/10.14295/aimj.v5i9.119

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