Defining freedom in the time of COVID - McGill Alumni

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 12:00to13:00

From imposing curfews, lockdowns and bans on private gatherings to introducing new and sometimes coercive measures aimed at increasing vaccination rates, governments around the world are going to great lengths to protect their populations from COVID-19. How effective are these measures at curbing the spread of the virus? At what point could the costs of limiting personal freedom outweigh public health benefits, and are these two objectives actually in conflict with each other?         

Join us for our next Made by McGill alumni webcast as we discuss these thorny topics with experts in the fields of law and public health policy and examine how democratic governments are balancing public policy goals while protecting fundamental human rights to health, life and liberty.

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Prof. Pearl Eliadis, Associate Professor (Professional), Max Bell School of Public Policy and Lecturer in civil liberties at the Faculty of Law.

Prof. Nicholas B. King, Associate Professor, Biomedical Ethics Unit, and Associate Member, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health and Max Bell School of Public Policy.

Moderated by Derek Cassoff, Managing Director of Communications, University Advancement.

Submit your questions in advance of the webcast by emailing aoc [at] mcgill.ca.

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