IANAS Statement on Covid-19
IANAS Calls for Cooperation, Solidarity and Action
The world faces critical and challenging times with the exponential expansion of COVID-19. After striking severely Asia and Europe, SARS-CoV-2 now advances alarmingly over the Americas. The United States is already the country with the highest numbers of reported cases and deaths in the world. The severity of the impact of COVID-19 could be similar or even worse in other countries of the Americas, where there are much less physical, human and financial local resources to deal with the pandemic.
Open letter to the United Nations
Health Inequity during the Pandemic: A Cry for Ethical Global Leadership
H.E. Mr. Antonio Guterres,
Secretary General of the United Nations
As public health and healthcare, scientific, academics, and related institutions, we are gravely concerned about the escalating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic among already vulnerable and marginalized populations worldwide. Media reports are surfacing of higher infection rates and mortality in underserved populations. From New York to New Orleans and Chicago in the US, to the shocking pictures of bodies lying in the streets in Ecuador, we see a prelude of the coronavirus impact in low- and middle-income countries, home to more than 80% of the world’s population.