The Right to Protect Healthcare Workers in Covid-19 Pandemic: Legal and Criminal Reflections
Francesco Perchinunno

On March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) called COVID-19 a pandemic. Millions of cases and deaths have been reported globally. To limit the increase of spreading by COVID-19, prevention strategies were performed to protect people and healthcare workers. The right to health for medical workers is a crucial factor for both control of the outbreak and continuing to provide necessary care to people with COVID-19. Thus, as part of the right to health, governments should create conditions that ensure to medical staff adequate protection even if in an emergency. Nevertheless, these principles, high number of medical doctors died during COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, this paper summarizes measures adopted to social security and highlights some considerations about the respect of human rights for all.

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