New Open Access Book! Vulnerable The Law, Policy and Ethics of COVID-19 Edited by Colleen M. Flood, Vanessa MacDonnell, Jane Philpott, Sophie Thériault, and Sridhar Venkatapuram

Vulnerable: The Law, Policy and Ethics of COVID-19 

Vulnerable: The Law, Policy and Ethics of COVID-19 confronts the vulnerabilities that have been revealed by the pandemic and its consequences. It examines vulnerabilities for people who have been harmed or will be harmed by the virus directly and those harmed by measures taken to slow its relentless march; vulnerabilities exposed in our institutions, governance, and legal structures; and vulnerabilities in other countries and at the global level where persistent injustices affect us all. 

A monumental achievement; a peer reviewed collective work, with over 600 pages, including 43 chapters written in record time by 69 experts. 

Now available! 
This book is published in English with three chapters in French.
To learn more and to consult the table of contents, visit our website.
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This title is available in Open Access. You may read it online or download it free of charge in PDF format.
Contributors: Hugh Armstrong, Pat Armstrong, Amir Attaran, Louise Bélanger-Hardy, Sarah Berger Richardson, Ivy Bourgeault, Kelly Bronson, Mel Cappe, Céline Castets-Renard, Timothy Caulfield, Jennifer A. Chandler, Y. Y. Brandon Chen, Anis Chowdhury, Aimée Craft, Paul Daly, Jeremy de Beer, Patrick Fafard, Leilani Farha, Katherine Fierlbeck, Colleen M. Flood, Alexandra Flynn, Marie-France Fortin, Eleonore Fournier-Tombs, Linda Garcia, Michelle Giroux, E. Richard Gold, Vanessa Gruben, Mona Gupta, Sam Halabi, Lorian Hardcastle, Simon Hatcher, Matthew Herder, Jeffery Hewitt, Steven J. Hoffman, Adam R. Houston, Adelina Iftene, Martha Jackman, Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Yasmin Khaliq, Martine Lagacé, Yves Le Bouthillier, Olivia Lee, Anne Levesque, Jamie Chai Yun Liew, Katherine Lippel, Vanessa MacDonnell, Ravi Malhotra, Carissima Mathen, Deborah McGregor, Kwame McKenzie, Jason Millar, Delphine Nakache, Jason W. Nickerson, Chidi Oguamanam, Jane Philpott, Jennifer A. Quaid, Vardit Ravitsky, David Robitaille, Teresa Scassa, Kaitlin Schwan, Tess Sheldon, Jeffrey Simpson, Terry Skolnik, Sophie Thériault, Bryan Thomas, Sridhar Venkatapuram, Grégoire Webber, Daniel Weinstock, Kumanan Wilson.
Early praise for Vulnerable: The Law, Policy and Ethics of COVID-19
No book could be more timely and important than Vulnerable: The Law, Policy and Ethics of COVID-19. The book is a tour de force on the human, social, economic, and legal impacts of a once in a lifetime pandemic.

– Lawrence O. Gostin, University Professor and Founding O’Neill Chair in Global Health Law, Georgetown University

[This book] should be required reading for anyone who cares about Canadian public health policy, law, and ethics.

– David Naylor, Co-Chair of Canada’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force 
By reflecting upon power, responsibility, and accountability, Vulnerable provides the reader with tools to use and paths to follow, to immediately begin to build our better normal.

– Jocelyn Downie, James S. Palmer Chair in Public Policy and Law, Dalhousie University

In the wake of COVID-19, many of us are asking, “What just happened?” This book provides the answer.


– Allan Rock, Former Minister of Health (Canada) and Former President of the University of Ottawa

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