The effect of negationism on public health


  • Vitor E. Valenti Programa de Pós-graduação, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, UNESP, Presidente Prudente, SP, Brasil; Centro de Estudos do Sistema Nervoso Autônomo (CESNA), UNESP, Marilia, SP, Brazil.
  • Alan Patricio da Silva Laboratório de Delineamento de Estudos e Escrita Científica. Centro Universitário FMABC, Santo André, São Paulo, Brazil.



COVI-19, vaccine, negacionism


Negacionism refers to the choice to deny a scientifically proven reality, which can reduce life expectancy and quality of life. Within this context, the uncontrolled trajectory of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Brazil has generated great concern due to the lack of consensus on how to manage the pandemic in a scenario of denial of the seriousness of the disease by the government, since on August 2nd, 2021, there are 556,437 Brazilians killed due to the disease. The denial of COVID-19 and the immunizing agent is another pandemic and turns the current scenario into a syndemic.


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