COVID Crossings

COVID-19 is highlighting global inequities, and nowhere is this more obvious than at national borders. 

Venezuelans who lost their jobs in Ecuador and Colombia have returned home to nightmarish quarantines, according to Al Jazeera. Hundreds of migrants who crossed into Tachira state were forced into 2 weeks of quarantine in empty schools and government buildings that lack running water and beds. "These places are a stirring pot for diseases," said human rights advocate Javier Tarazona.

At the US border, the Trump administration is using an old public health law to deny people from other countries the right to apply for asylum, according to the AP.

And in the UK, 8 doctors have died from the coronavirus. Every one of them had crossed borders themselves to practice medicine. They came from Egypt, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Sudan; they lost their lives working on the frontlines, The New York Times reports.

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JAN. FAIRBURN
April 9, 2020

Have always been a learner and find science interesting, so am always wanting as much info as possible.

Thank you so much

Jan

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