Data for: PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS: THEIR POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO COVID-19

Published: 5 May 2020| Version 5 | DOI: 10.17632/t4kvkg7cdt.5
Contributors:
Modesto Rolim Neto,
Jorge Lucas,
Pedro Walisson Gomes Feitosa,
Nádia Nara Rolim Lima,
Ricardo Inácio de Souza,
CLAUDIO SILVA

Description

Insufficient housing quality is associated with stress and mental health impacts. Homeless organizations have been sounding the alarm for weeks. They have been warning that the coronavirus could cause catastrophic harm to unhoused communities amid the absence of a coordinated strategy to aid people already struggling to survive in tents and overcrowded shelters. Depression and stress weaken our immune systems. Individuals with low incomes are disproportionately likely to suffer from poor mental health. As the coronavirus continues to unleash mayhem, we could be on an economic precipice.

Files