October 15, 2021Read the Publication
Harvard International Law Journal to publish Sam Halabi’s analysis of presidential authority to enter into a pandemic treaty.
The devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic can be told in numbers. As of this writing, more than 4.5 million people worldwide have died, 219 million have been infected and many face weeks, months or years of “long covid” recovery. For children, long-covid occurs at 10-13% of cases, imposing potentially life-long disability. Economically, the productivity, job loss, and response costs exceed $16 trillion in the U.S. alone. The IMF estimates that, through October 2020, the global cost stood at $28 trillion. Supply chain disruptions now vex every country in the world.