Between March 2020 and December 2021, more than 4,500 healthcare workers died in the country due to the coronavirus. Data were collected from official sources and published by Public Services International (PSI), the International Trade Union Federation.

In addition to Brazil, Zimbabwe, Pakistan and Tunisia were selected by the agency, which works in partnership with the United Nations, for the study. The survey showed that eight out of ten professionals killed by the disease were women.

Although incomplete, the results showed that healthcare workers in Brazil are more affected than the general population. Part of the problem was caused by exposure to the virus, but a lack of personal protective materials also played a role.

“There was a lack of protective equipment, oxygen, vaccines, drugs, there were a lot of false and ugly messages from the government. PSI general secretary Rosa Pavanelli tells Agência Bori that even today, frontline professionals are still undervalued in Brazil.

The study also shows that the death rate is higher among low-income workers. Deaths of assistants and technicians increased more than nurses (70% of the former, 25% of the latter).

Doctors are the least affected group, accounting for 5% of the dead. This trend is partly the result of the professional’s closeness to the patients. Two-thirds of the victims also did not have a formal employment contract.

Source: Tec Mundo

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