In emergencies, things are done at speed, often without due process.
- Sasha Abramsky
- The Nation
That has become apparent as the coronavirus pandemic picks up pace.
In Italy, the prime minister called a middle-of-the-night press conference to announce the shutdown of much of his country.
In France, the president has mandated that people are now required to have a document with them justifying their reason for being outdoors.
In a matter of weeks, the…