Alienating and ignoring any groups in our communities will only have a negative impact on the measures taken to address Covid-19.
Refugees, asylum seekers, migrants, undocumented people live among us, work with us, for us and yes many live in extremely poor and overcrowded conditions, in camps, in detention where social distancing is not always possible. Among them many are still providing us with services and will be part of the efforts to rebuild our communities and economy.
Their active and timely inclusion in the planning and the provision of necessary care is important for all, guarantees human rights and leaves less room for ill-intended generalizations and stereotypical narrative.
Access to healthcare is a basic human right and access to healthcare for all is essential for a successful fight against Covid-19.