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Data for: WHEN BASIC SUPPLIES ARE MISSING, WHAT TO DO? SPECIFIC DEMANDS OF THE LOCAL STREET POPULATION IN TIMES OF CORONAVIRUS – A CONCERN OF SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY

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posted on 18.04.2020 by Modesto Rolim Neto, Claúdio Gleideston Lima da Silva, Tallys Iury de Araújo, Tereza Maria Siqueira Nascimento Arraes, Rosa Magda Martins Quezado, Elayne Cristina Santos Mendonça, Ricardo Inácio de Souza, JOSE MARCONDES MACEDO LANDIM, Dayse Christina Rodrigues Pereira Luz, Poliana Moreira de Medeiros Carvalho, Willma José de Santana
Homeless experts and some federal housing officials are sounding the alarm that the patchwork of government efforts to address the coronavirus outbreak risks leaving out one group of acutely vulnerable people: the homeless. In terms of isolation, it is too unclear what that looks like if you normally sleep on the streets. In this tough moment, when people should be turned away, not only it feels inhumane, but it is also a big public health risk, because where are they going to go? With more cities suspecting community transmission of the novel coronavirus, people who sleep in shelters or hunker down outside already have a lower life expectancy and often have underlying health conditions that put them at greater risk if they develop COVID-19. A large population of homeless people experience their pain and psychological distress intermittently. For low-income patients, the various borderline situations related to health/illness involve growing expectations regarding the basic needs. This is a serious concern when linked to the pandemic
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