The interiorization of covid-19 in the Amazon region: reflections on the past and present of public health

Érico Silva Muniz About the author

Abstract

This text uses theoretical contributions from the history of science to discuss aspects of the stages of pandemics understood as social phenomena and how covid-19 moved into the interior of the Amazon region. The arrival of this disease in the vast forest territory made differentiated access to public health more evident, with services and professionals concentrated in the larger cities in the north of Brazil. The rise in coronavirus rates within the forest consequently highlights the history of social inequalities in the region and problems accessing citizenship in Brazilian society.

interiorization; covid-19; Amazon region, coronavirus

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