Defining freedom in the time of COVID with Pearl Eliadis and Nicholas King | Video

Published: 11 February 2022

February 9, 2022 | McGill Alumni hosted a Made by McGill webcast featuring professors Pearl Eliadis and Nicholas King entitled "Defining freedom in the time of COVID."

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?

Eliadis and King discussed these thorny topics and examined how democratic governments are balancing public policy goals while protecting fundamental human rights to health, life and liberty.

Watch the video.

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