As the world battles the rapid spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, health professionals are our guiding lights. PHR stands with doctors, nurses, public health specialists, and others on the front lines of this pandemic.
It is imperative that governments heed the sound guidance and recommendations of public health specialists: politics should never get in the way of ensuring the health or safety of our communities. We are listening to health professionals’ analyses, amplifying their voices, and urging elected officials to act on their recommendations. PHR and our network of experts are demanding that politicians and world leaders help to properly resource health professionals and protect all of us during this time.
Recent Opinions and Perspectives
Advocacy and Coalition Actions
Proposed Rule Bars Asylum Seekers on a False Public Health Basis (August 11, 2020)
NGO Letter to DHS and ICE on Family Detention and Separation (July 17, 2020)
Public Comment on Border Closure (April 23 2020)
U.S. Deportations during Global Pandemic Risk Spreading COVID-19 (April 8, 2020)
Israel Must Respect its Obligations (April 7, 2020)
Health Workers’ Voices and Safety Must Be Protected (April 6, 2020)
Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis While Protecting Asylum Seekers (March 19, 2020)
COVID-19 and Immigration Detention (March 17, 2020)