Covid-19 in Brazil and the Various Faces of Pandemic
Pandemic is a term that designates an epidemiological trend. Indicates that many
outbreaks are happening at the same time and spread everywhere. But such
outbreaks are not the same. Each of them can have intensities, qualities and forms of injury
very different and establishes relationships with socioeconomic, cultural,environmental, collective or even individual. A pandemic can even become event on a global scale. This is the case with Covid-19. It took less than three months for that,in early 2020, more than 210 countries and territories confirmed contamination with the new coronavirus, cases of the disease and deaths. The global scale, however, does not mean that it is a universal and homogeneous phenomenon. It is possible to establish standards, identify its pathogen, understand its biological mechanics and its transmissibility.
But a virus alone does not make a pandemic, nor does it explain the health and disease process
present in different contexts