COVID-19 emergency measures and the impending authoritarian pandemic

  title={COVID-19 emergency measures and the impending authoritarian pandemic},
  author={Stephen Thomson and Eric C. Ip},
  journal={Journal of Law and the Biosciences},
  • Stephen Thomson, E. Ip
  • Published 29 September 2020
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Law and the Biosciences
ABSTRACT COVID-19 has brought the world grinding to a halt. As of early August 2020, the greatest public health emergency of the century thus far has registered almost 20 million infected people and claimed over 730,000 lives across all inhabited continents, bringing public health systems to their knees, and causing shutdowns of borders and lockdowns of cities, regions, and even nations unprecedented in the modern era. Yet, as this Article demonstrates—with diverse examples drawn from across… 
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