Global health and human rights in the time of COVID-19: Response, restrictions, and legitimacy

  title={Global health and human rights in the time of COVID-19: Response, restrictions, and legitimacy},
  author={Lisa Forman and Jillian C Kohler},
  journal={Journal of Human Rights},
  pages={547 - 556}
  • L. Forman, J. Kohler
  • Published 19 October 2020
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • Journal of Human Rights
Abstract Policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted a range of human rights, with the pandemic being used to justify police violence, authoritarian power grabs, and corruption. Health systems in high- and low-income countries have struggled to provide adequate COVID-19 testing, tracing, and treatment, with non-COVID-19 healthcare-restricted, vulnerable populations at high risk of infection and negative health and social impacts, and lockdowns exacerbating poverty, domestic violence… 
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