Amnesty International releases its annual “State of the World’s Human Rights” report, which this year lays out how the “global pandemic has exposed the terrible legacy of deliberately divisive and destructive policies that have perpetuated inequality, discrimination, and oppression and paved the way for the devastation wrought by COVID-19.”
Amnesty says the report covers 149 countries and “delivers a comprehensive analysis of human rights trends globally in 2020.” Pandemic lays bare massive systemic inequality worldwide with ethnic minorities, health workers, and women among the most severely impacted. COVID-19 weaponised by leaders to ramp up their assault on human rights.
Leaders of rich countries, such as former President Trump, circumventing global cooperation efforts by buying up most of the world’s supply of vaccines, leaving little to none for other countries. These rich countries also have failed to push pharmaceutical companies to share their knowledge and technology to expand the supply of global COVID-19 vaccines.
Xi Jinping’s government censoring and persecuting health workers and journalists in China who attempted to raise the alarm about the virus early on, suppressing crucial information. The G2O offering to suspend debt payments from the poorest countries, but demanding that the money be repaid with interest later.
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