volume 25, issue suppl 2, P4094-4095 2020
DOI: 10.1590/1413-812320202510.2.31302020
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Abstract: Science, politics, history and the intriguing and persistent mysteries of pandemics We are in the midst of yet another pandemic (Covid-19) related to a new etiological agent, namely the SARS-COV-2 coronavirus which, despite its high transmissibility, has relatively low pathogenicity. Despite the turbulence it has been causing in health systems its effects on health can be considered of medium intensity, when compared with the more lethal effects of other pandemics in the past, or with possible epidemics in the…

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