COVID-19 has made clear that high income countries might not be the best equipped to face epidemics. Countries like Rwanda have shown how early action and comprehensive prevention strategies are key in minimising the number of deaths from COVID-19.
“Stay home, wash your hands, social distance” are the guidelines worldwide to prevent spreading of COVID-19. But how do these apply to asylum seekers living in overcrowded camps with scarce WASH facilities in Greece?
We failed to predict the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the virus threatens to have unprecedented consequences on our lives and societies. If we listen carefully though, maybe we can learn a few lessons from these our broken economic system?