From many countries around the world, we have unfortunately heard about many examples of how measures against the new coronavirus violate human rights or are used as an excuse for more or less dictatorial powers. Two discouraging examples, of many, are Bolivia and Russia.
Also the UN has addressed these issues and UN News reports that “police and other security forces are using excessive and sometimes deadly force to enforce lockdowns and curfews”.
At Accoun we have been critical against the decline in respect for human rights in Sweden, but we are glad that Sweden’s handling of the coronavirus has not included repressive measures and should in that respect serve as a good example.
Some are asking for tougher measures in Sweden, but even among the sick you meet advocates for prioritizing freedom: https://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2020/11/20/sweden-coronavirus-covid-19-doctors-frustrated-second-wave-black-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn