Coronavirus Response

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Covid-19

Our current activities include the development of fact sheets exploring the relationship between Covid-19 and human rights, and the collection of personal narratives of how Covid-19 is affecting people’s rights.

Fact sheet #1 (April 2020) is available to download here.

Fact sheet #2 (May 2020) is available to download here.

Fact sheet #3 (July 2020) is available to download here.

A British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation of our Covid-19 work is available here.

Our Submission to the Inquiry by the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights into the impact of the Government’s Covid-19 Emergency Powers

From March to July, the York Human Rights City Network collected data from individuals and civil sector organisations and groups about their experience of the national and local response to Covid-19. This information was submitted as evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights Inquiry into the impact of the Government’s COVID-19 legislation which you can view here.

We would like to thank all those who have contributed to this submission.

Read or download the York Human Rights City Network submission.

Based on the submission, we have developed this action list for consideration by York’s Human Rights and Equalities Board.

The Joint Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights produced its national report on 21st September 2020 

https://committees.parliament.uk/publications/2649/documents/26914/default/

YHRCN has now produced a summary of that report

Summary by YHRCN of JCHR Inquiry Report into Covid 19 Response

 

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