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Demand the U.S. Government Protect the Human Rights of All People in Its Response to COVID-19

 

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting all of us around the country and around the world. It’s an unsettling time filled with concerns, challenges, and anxieties, but it’s also revealed how interconnected we are in a very personal way.

In trying times like these, the best of humanity can rise. We may be physically distant at the moment, but we remain united. Together, we will get through this.

Right now, we have the opportunity to help end demonization and anger, and move forward with empathy and kindness.

All people can get COVID-19, but some, including marginalized groups and those most at risk, can be disproportionately impacted and face additional challenges in accessing care. We must ensure that the U.S. government protects the human rights of all people, including the right to health, and supports them in all stages of this crisis.

No one should be left behind, or treated as an afterthought. Respecting human rights is not a luxury that can only be afforded once the threat to public health has been minimized.

The U.S. should set a standard for the rest of the world by putting the protection of human rights — including to health, safety, security — at the center of its response to the pandemic.

Vice President Mike Pence
Mike
Pence
Covid 19 Task Force
Secretary
Alex
Azar
Secretary of Health and Human Services
Assistant to the Presiden
Robert
O'Brien
Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Robert O’Brien
Director of the Centers
Dr. Robert
Redfield
Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Robert Redfield
Director of the National
Dr. Anthony
Fauci
Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci
Deputy Secretary of State
Stephen Biegun
Biegun
Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun
Acting Deputy Secretary o
Ken
Cuccinelli
Acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Ken Cuccinelli
Assistant to the Presiden
Matthew
Pottinger
Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor Matthew Pottinger
Assistant to the Presiden
Joseph
Grogan
Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council Joseph Grogan
Office of Management and
Derek
Kan
Office of Management and Budget Executive Associate Director Derek Kan
Surgeon General Dr. Jerom
Dr. Jerome
Adams
Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams
National Economic Council
Larry
Kudlow
National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow
Secretary of the Treasury
Steven
Mnuchin
Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin
Coronavirus Response Coor
Dr. Deborah
Birx
Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx
Centers for Medicare and
Seema
Verma
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma
Secretary of Vertan Affai
Robert
Wilkie
Secretary of Vertan Affairs Robert Wilkie
Secretary of Housing and
Ben
Carson
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson
Commissioner of Food and
Dr. Stephen
Hahn
Commissioner of Food and Drugs Dr. Stephen Hahn
Office of Science and Tec
Kelvin
Droegemeier
Office of Science and Technology Policy Director Kelvin Droegemeier
Acting Secretary of Homel
Chad F.
Wolf
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf
Attorney General William
William
Barr
Attorney General William Barr
National Institutes of He
Dr. Francis
Collins
National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins
Acting Under Secretary
Joel
Szabat
Acting Under Secretary for Policy, Department of Transportation Joel Szabat
Assistant to the Presiden
Rob
Blair
Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to the Chief of Staff Rob Blair
Assistant to the Presiden
Christopher
Liddell
Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Coordination Christopher Liddell