COVID-19: Finding Comfort in Respecting Rights and Protecting the Most Vulnerable

Natalia Linos, executive director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, penned an op-ed that was recently published on the Health and Human Rights Journal’s blog. In it, Linos writes, “poverty, homelessness, human rights abuses, racism, and violence are not inevitable consequences of COVID-19. If they occur, it is because they reflect a moral failure in the way we have organized our societies.”

Later in the piece, Linos calls on governments around the world to immediately implement lasting policies that not only prevent the spread of COVID-19, but also protect the most vulnerable from COVID-19 and future pandemics.

Read the Health and Human Rights Journal Viewpoint here.

The op-ed was also published in Kathimerini, a leading newspaper in Greece. Read the op-ed in Kathimerini (in Greek) here.