Friday, May 6, 2011

[EQ] Global Public Health Legal Responses to H1N1 - Using law, policy and research to improve the public's health

Global Public Health Legal Responses to H1N1

Using law, policy, and research to improve the public’s health

Journal of law, medicine & ethics - Spring 2011

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“…..Pandemics fray social norms and test legal rules among countries. The global response to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic involved the marshalling and sharing of resources and information, the testing and application of new legal infrastructures, and the identification of deficiencies in these tools.


It applied new technologies in areas such as vaccine production, information sharing, and epidemiological tracking. It spurred the future development of even newer and more advanced technologies, which may have future legal implications.


Finally, it reiterated what has become an important consideration in pandemic planning and response: that a truly effective response requires complex governance efforts supported by law. These efforts must occur on all levels, from global to local, and by all actors, whether governmental, inter­national, non-governmental, or private…”


Lance Gable  Assistant Professor of Law at Wayne State University Law School. Brooke Courtney  Associate at the Center for Biosecurity of UPMC. Robert Gatter Professor of Law at Saint Louis University School of Law. Eleanor D. Kinney Hall Render Professor of Law at Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis.


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