The federal deputy and candidate
at town hall
of Sao Paulo
by Republicans, Celso Russomanno
, attributed the greatest resistance to Covid-19
, disease caused by new coronavirus
(Sars-CoV-2), the lack of bathing for homeless people and drug users in the region of Cracolândia.
The comment was made by Russomanno in a meeting he had this Tuesday (13th) with the Associação Comercial de São Paulo. According to the candidate, people in the region are more resistant to Covid-19 “because they live together all the time on the streets, there is no way to bathe”.
At the meeting, the parliamentarian talked to businessmen and heard demands from the trade sector. He also criticized the way the government of São Paulo and the City Hall conducted the restriction measures against the new coronavirus in the capital of São Paulo.
“Everyone expected Covid to take care of everyone, not least because, they don’t have the leave that was pre-established by WHO. And they are there, we have occasional cases, and we don’t have a huge number of homeless people with Covid problem. Maybe they’re more resistant than us, because they live all the time on the streets, you can’t bathe every day, etc. and so on, ”said Russomanno.
So far there is no scientific evidence that a lack of bath increases the body’s resistance to the new coronavirus. Maintaining hygiene is a method of prevention, but that does not mean that the person acquires greater immunity when doing so. Experts even recommend that the population take a shower and change clothes when going through agglomerations, but as a preventive measure.
During the meeting, the candidate also criticized the isolation policy of the Municipality of São Paulo, made in partnership with the state government. He called the current administration of Mayor Bruno Covas (PSDB) the “penduricalho” of the government of João Doria (PSDB) and defended vertical isolation.
This way of combating the pandemic defends that only at-risk populations remain in social isolation, without considering that the people themselves can be vectors and take the new coronavirus into the home.
“This isolation should have been done, after the first 30 days, in a vertical manner, taking care of people with respiratory problems, of cardiac people, of the elderly, of people with disabilities … it should have been taken care of, and not closed the trade the way it was done, breaking and unemploying everyone, now we’re going to have to fix it all. And it won’t be easy … “, said Russomanno.