OUPBlog | August 17, 2020Read the Publication
The escalating Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic has challenged global health as never before. Within months, the disease swept across every country, exposing the fragility of our globalized world. Unlike anything seen since the Influenza pandemic of 1918, health systems have faltered under the strain of this pandemic, with cascading disruptions as borders closed, businesses shuttered, and daily life unraveled. As governments and international institutions seek to find a way out of the darkness, human rights provide a light to guide national responses and global solidarity in facing this unprecedented threat.