The Fight Against Coronavirus Has the Face of Women

Women make up almost 85 percent in the nursing sector: "I am very proud of women who work in health care like myself, but I am also afraid of infecting my family".

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "I am afraid every day," says Luciana Martinez, 42. However, from Monday to Saturday, this nurse overcomes the fear and leaves her son, her husband and her father-in-law at home in the northern part of São Paulo and goes to work her two shifts in hospitals (one public and one private) where she devotes herself to caring for patients infected by Covid-19.

In total, she spends 12 hours a day surrounded by young, old, and sometimes whole families with coronavirus. Luciana is part of the front line in the fight against the . . .

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