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Amnesty International. Cornoavirus und Menschenrechte

Das Virus «COVID-19» betrifft uns alle, weltweit. Es sorgt für viel Leid und verunsichert die Menschen. Es bringt aber auch Menschen zusammen − wenn auch nicht physisch, so doch durch viel Solidarität und gegenseitige Unterstützung. Auf dieser Seite erhalten Sie Mitteilungen von Amnesty International, Recherchen und Publikationen mit Bezug zur weltweiten Pandemie, über die menschenrechtlichen Auswirkungen. (Amnesty International

https://www.amnesty.ch/de/themen/coronavirus

Kanada. Calls for safer opioid supply grow as COVID-19 pandemic compounds overdose crisis

Physicians and harm reduction workers say the need for a safer opioid supply as a way to curb overdose deaths is even more urgent now in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Globalnews, 21.03.2020)

https://globalnews.ca/news/6706851/opioid-supply-coronavirus/

 

 

Kanada. Safe supply of opioids needed ‘right away’ to avoid overwhelming hospitals in COVID-19 pandemic: Vancouver Mayor 

British Columbia is under pressure to ensure that opioid addicts have a safe supply of the drug to prevent the province’s hospitals from being overwhelmed with victims of two simultaneous health crises: overdoses and the COVID-19 pandemic. (The Globe and Mail, Kanada, 25.03.2020)

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/british-columbia/article-safe-supply-of-opioids-needed-right-away-to-avoid-overwhelming/

COVID-19 battle during the toughest sanctions against Iran

Takian, Amirhossein et al.

The Lancet, Volume 395, Issue 10229, 1035 - 1036 

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30668-1/fulltext

UNODC. COVID-19 prevention and control among people who use drugs 

All people have the right to health, even in countries under lockdown or where a state of emergency has been declared. This includes access to life-saving HIV harm reduction services and programmes in the community, as well as health care services in prisons | UNODC, Switzerland

https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/hiv-aids/new/covid-19-and-hiv.html

UNODC. COVID-19 prevention and control among people who use drugs 

All people have the right to health, even in countries under lockdown or where a state of emergency has been declared. This includes access to life-saving HIV harm reduction services and programmes in the community, as well as health care services in prisons | UNODC, Switzerland

https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/hiv-aids/new/covid-19-and-hiv.html

No exceptions with COVID-19: “Everyone has the right to life-saving interventions” – UN experts say 

The COVID-19 crisis cannot be solved with public health and emergency measures only; all other human rights must be addressed too, UN human rights experts* said today ( OHCHR- Office oft he High Commissioner for Human Rights, Schweiz, 26.03.2020)

https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=25746&LangID=E

USA. Covid-19 will worsen the opioid overdose crisis if we don’t prepare now

In cities across the country, morning is peak time at almost any opioid treatment program. The line stretches from the front counter to the back door as patients wait to get their daily dose of methadone. It’s an absolutely essential gathering, but one that runs counter to containing the Covid-19 outbreak.

Efforts by health systems and governments to contain the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the disease, have revealed gaping cracks in our nation’s public health and safety net infrastructure. The virus appears to have an outsized effect on vulnerable Americans. We have already seen in a Seattle nursing home how quickly the virus travels in close quarters. It is likely to do the same among the homeless and those who are incarcerated. Missing from the national discussion has been another vulnerable group: patients like ours with opioid use disorder. (Stat News, USA, 17.03.2020)

https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/17/covid-19-will-worsen-the-opioid-overdose-crisis-if-we-dont-prepare-now/

USA. Good News: The Federal Government Just Made It a Whole Lot Easier to Access Opioid Addiction Treatment

No more daily trips to the methadone clinic. Mother Jones, USA, 17.03.2020)

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/03/good-news-the-federal-government-just-made-it-a-whole-lot-easier-to-access-opioid-addiction-treatment/