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Volume 33, Nº 3, May and June 2020


DOI: https://doi.org/10.36660/ijcs.20200083


Exercise Training: A Hero that Can Fight two Pandemics at Once

Renata Rodrigues Teixeira Castro

João Giffoni da Silveira Neto

Roberta Rodrigues Teixeira Castro

On March 11th, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the new COVID-19 outbreak was a public health emergency of pandemic proportions. At that time, there were more than 118,000 infected patients in 114 countries and 4,291 people had lost their lives. While daily statistics show increases in the number of deceased and infected people, and despite all the efforts of scientists all over the world, governments and healthcare professionals are facing the challenge of taking decisions driven on data that is new, incomplete or even unavailable.1-3

Keywords: COVID-19; Coronavirus, Communicable Diseases, Emerging; Pandemics; Exercise; Motor Activity/methods; Comorbidity; Social Isolation; Breathing Exercises/methods.