Steven Hoffman and Patrick Fafard published a chapter on border closures in a new COVID-19 textbook, edited by Flood et al. In the chapter, Hoffman and Fafard differentiate between targeted border closures which have in the past shown to be ineffective and illegal and total border closures which might be more effective but probably illegal as well.
Viens and Eyawo explain that decades of bad political decision-making by political elites has significantly weakened the health systems in LMICs. Since travelling abroad during COVIDー19 is not an option, political elites are experiencing the ill-equipped health systems first-hand.
In the article, the research team developed a three-pronged rapid environmental scan to evaluate Canadian global health research expertise that focused on research funding inputs, research activities and research outputs.
The letter by Roojin Habibi, Benjamin Mason Meier, and Tony Yang was written in response to a Science Magazine article by Matteo Chinazzi et al., which advocated in favour of travel bans.
Roojin Habibi and co-author Alicia Ely Yamin present four key human rights principles that decision-makers should keep in mind when coming up with policies surrounding the coronavirus epidemic.