Pandemic constitutional rights: Not an all-or-nothing proposition | Opinion

UCI Chancellor’s Professor Michele Goodwin writes, “What are the limits of government action in the midst of a pandemic? … Government infringements on civil rights and civil liberties should be driven by science, confirmed by medical evidence and tailored to address the health harms and threats. It’s not all or nothing—that’s too simplistic a view. Rather, protecting the public’s health and safety during COVID-19 requires prioritizing the public’s health while safeguarding civil liberties.”