Gregg Gonsalves: “Paul Followed an Ethics of Accompaniment”

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Gregg Gonsalves, co-director of the Global Health Justice Partnership and an associate professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, wrote a tribute to Paul Farmer. The following is an excerpt:

“Paul followed an ethics of accompaniment all his life, meaning ‘that the best thing to do for people going through a difficult moment—a severe bout of Covid, say, or the challenge of isolation after exposure to the virus—is not to blame them or bill them or distract them, but to keep company with them from beginning to end.'”

Read Gonsalves’ full reflection in The Nation

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