Lawrence O. Gostin on Biosecurity Policy: Are We Safer Today?
Emerging Issues, p. 2918, 2008
15 Pages Posted: 30 Oct 2008
World-acclaimed authority Lawrence O. Gostin analyzes biosecurity policy since 9/11. He begins with the question: Are we safer now? Then comes a review of biosecurity legislation, followed by discussion of planning to deal with specific diseases and the problems with such an approach, and then an explanation of what the right approach is. He concludes by covering the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act and related civil liberties questions.
Keywords: Model State Emergency Health Powers Act, biosecurity, national security
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