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July 7 @ 13:00 - 14:30 UTCJuly 7 @ 09:00 - 10:30 New YorkJuly 7 @ 08:00 - 09:30 BogotáJuly 7 @ 21:00 - 22:30 SingaporeJuly 7 @ 23:00 - 00:30 SydneyJuly 7 @ 15:00 - 16:30 Rome

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Epidemias: Historia y Derecho (Epidemics: History and Law)

With the Coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic decreed by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020, the whole world entered into a global health emergency situation, as the number of infected and dead people was increasing.Many countries adopted quarantines and mandatory confinements to prevent the spread of the virus, and emergency measures, curfews, states of alarm and states of emergency began to be declared in order to mitigate the health and economic effects of the pandemic. In this context, we have begun to reflect on the different moments in history in which similar cases have occurred, from the ‘Black Death’ in the Middle Ages, smallpox, cholera in the nineteenth century and the Spanish flu of 1918. The historical view of pandemics, epidemics and diseases can be useful to analyze the similarities and differences in how these types of situations were faced, what measures were adopted and what were the consequences of these.

Chair(s): Carlos Gallegos / Amaury Reyes