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Coronavirus: on protecting the vulnerable

PANDEMICS force societies to take a hard look at themselves. With many countries beginning to lift lockdown, we’ve arrived at another one of those mirror moments: whether we experience a second wave of coronavirus infections depends in large part on the health status of some of the most vulnerable groups in society…

Vial migrant camp, Chios, Greece. Photo credit: Apostolos Veizis.

This article first appeared in The Guardian on 3 May 2020. To continue reading, click here.

 

Lockdown in migrant camps in Greece

AS the Schengen area closed its external borders last week, in a move designed to replace the closing of member states’ national borders against imported Covid-19 infection, some internal barriers still went up in Europe. The day after the European commission’s announcement, the Greek government introduced a set of measures that would apply to the migrant camps in the Greek islands…

Vial migrant camp, Chios, Greece. Credit: Apostolos Veizis

This article first appeared in The Guardian on 21 March 2020. To continue reading, click here.