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March 29, 2021

Sudden Rise in COVID-19 Case Fatality among Young and Middle-Aged Adults in the South of Brazil after Identification of the Novel B. (P.1) SARS-CoV-2 Strain Analysis of Data from the State of Parana

[Pre-print, not peer-reviewed] An analysis of 553,518 cases of SARS-CoV-2 (8,853 fatal) between September 1, 2020 and March 17, 2021 in the Brazilian state of Parana found higher COVID-19 case fatality rates (CFRs) among nearly all age groups that coincided with local identification of the SARS-CoV-2 P.1 variant. All age groups showed either a decline…

September 18, 2020

Early Psychological Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Brazil: A National Survey

A national survey in Brazil (n=12,196) found high prevalence of depression, anxiety, and stress due to isolation experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Younger individuals, those with previous mental health diagnoses, participants with excessive exposure to news, or with lower economic and education status were more likely to develop symptoms. Campos et al. (Sept 15, 2020)….