Ethnic and regional variations in hospital mortality from COVID-19 in Brazil: a cross-sectional observational study

The researchers speculate that the regional effect is driven by increasing comorbidity burden in regions with lower levels of socioeconomic development. Pardo and Black Brazilians have, on average, less economic security, are less likely to be able to stay at home and work remotely, and comprise a substantial proportion of health and care workers. The Lancet Global Health

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