October 08, 2020 Headnote

Law in the Time of COVID

In the midst of the fear and chaos of the pandemic and its fallout, we must live up to our professional obligation to help create a safe, fair, and just society.

Tatiana Sainati

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The rampant spread of the COVID-19 virus across the globe has attacked what makes us human: our impulse to connect. We are social beings, forced into isolation by an enemy we cannot see. In the short term, the extreme separation leads to feelings of loneliness and anxiety. The longer-term effects remain unknown.

This is a time when we must come to the aid of the most vulnerable.

This is a time when we must come to the aid of the most vulnerable.

Illustration by Sean Kane

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