COVID-19 and a Window of Opportunity: Guiding Principles for a Health-Promoting Trade Agenda

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1 California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, USA

2 Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

3 University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV, USA

4 Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Infectious Disease and Global Public Health, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA

5 Global Health Policy and Data Institute, San Diego, CA, USA

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The human and economic toll of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been devastating; as of November 2020, 190 countries have reported nearly 55 million cases of COVID-19 and over one million deaths.1 The impacts of COVID-19, however, extend far beyond individual and population-level health, as its disruption to the international trade system has had devastating economic effects2; paradoxically, the very rules that govern international trade may pose barriers to states enacting COVID-19 responses that would stabilize international trade... (Read more...)

 

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