COVID-19: Nationalism and Exceptionalism Undermines Global Health

Ethics Grand Rounds

The COVID-19 pandemic is the most serious public health threat the world has faced in the last century.

As rich and powerful countries dedicate significant resources to producing efficacious vaccines and treatments for their citizens, billions of people in low and middle income countries risk getting left behind. As COVID-19 is a global pandemic, our response to the pandemic should account for social and economic disparities at national, regional and global levels. Nationalism and exceptionalism will only amplify global health inequities and should be resisted. For this talk, Jerome Singh, BA, LLB, LLM, MHSc, PhD, a professor of clinical public health, will discuss the global health equity issues connected to COVID-19.

This is an event of the Office of Academic Clinical Affairs (OACA) hosted by the Center for Bioethics and created in partnership by the following University of Minnesota units: the School of Nursing, the School of Public Health, and the Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility.

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The Center for Bioethics' Ethics Grand Rounds feature noted local, national, and international bioethics scholars who lecture on a wide variety of ethical issues in health care and the life sciences. The lectures are held monthly over the noon hour during the academic year. During the pandemic, these talks will be available remotely via Zoom. Lectures are free and open to the public.

This event is eligible for Interprofessional Education (IPE) credit. | Contact [email protected] with questions.