To all those on the frontlines and on the home front, we are in this together. This is who we are.
Hollywood celebrities, sport stars, politicians and millionaires - nobody seems to be safe from COVID-19. But depending on where you live and what you do for a living, you may run a higher risk of contracting the virus. And if you do, the quality of care you receive and, indeed, your chances of survival may depend on the thickness of your wallet. Heath workers around the world have been on the frontlines in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic. A recent photo captured two nurses in the United States hugging face-to-face in protective gear. VOA's Arash Arabasadi reports why the virus fighters are going viral. Sarah-Jane Mee discusses uplifting, positive news stories from the week with DJ Fatboy Slim and TV Presenter Dr Zoe Williams in episode two of In This Together.
#coronavirus #covid19 United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres releases a new report on the importance of human rights in shaping an inclusive and effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Human rights put people centre-stage. Responses that are shaped by and respect human rights protect human life and dignity. They result in better outcomes in beating the pandemic, ensuring healthcare for everyone. But they also focus our attention on who is suffering most, why, and what can be done about it. They prepare the ground now for us to focus again to creating more equitable and sustainable societies, development and peace.