Protection of human rights in public health crisis

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Prof. Wang Jiangyu from City University of Hong Kong said governments from different countries had announced large and wide-ranging packages of financial measures to try to cushion the effect on people and businesses. The fall in economic activity was in large part due to deliberate government policy, rather than an external shock the governments were trying to mitigate. The aims of these packages were therefore two-fold "to help people in the short term, and to help the economy gear up again quickly when the restrictions are lifted."

Period9 Jun 2020

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TitleProtection of human rights in public health crisis
DescriptionThis week, an online forum with the theme of "protection of human rights in public health crisis" kick-started at Jilin University, where several experts have shared their thoughts with the common understanding that COVID-19 is much more than a health crisis, it is a human, economic and social crisis, and the protection of human rights in such public health crises requires all countries to adopt a more cooperative, global and human rights-based approach to the pandemic.
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Prof. Wang Jiangyu from City University of Hong Kong said governments from different countries had announced large and wide-ranging packages of financial measures to try to cushion the effect on people and businesses. The fall in economic activity was in large part due to deliberate government policy, rather than an external shock the governments were trying to mitigate. The aims of these packages were therefore two-fold "to help people in the short term, and to help the economy gear up again quickly when the restrictions are lifted."
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Media name/outletCGTN
PlaceChina
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media typeWeb
Producer/AuthorGuan Yang
Duration / Length / Size1000 words
Date9/06/20
Linkhttps://news.cgtn.com/news/2020-06-09/-Protection-of-human-rights-in-public-health-crisis-RbAMN02mti/index.html