Legal Pitfalls In Response to 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Hodge JG, Barazza L. Legal Pitfalls in Response to 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Slate - Future Tense, January 24, 2020 (online)

3 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2020

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James G. Hodge

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Leila Barraza

Network for Public Health Law; University of Arizona - Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

Date Written: January 24, 2020

Abstract

Since its emergence from Wuhan, China in late 2019, novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, is spreading rapidly, escalating domestic and international concerns, and leading to calls for emergency declarations. By now one might think that we are globally prepared for these type of threats given the successful control of prior coronaviruses like SARS and MERS since 2002. Yet, as Paules, Marston, and Fauci observe in their JAMA Viewpoint on January 23, 2020, “[t]he emergence of yet another outbreak of human disease caused by a [coronavirus] . . . underscores the perpetual challenge of emerging infectious diseases and the importance of sustained preparedness.” This commentary explores some of these contemporary challenges.

Keywords: coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, emergency, China, human rights, law, preparedness, quarantine, lock-down, public health, powers, violation

Suggested Citation

Hodge, James G. and Barraza, Leila, Legal Pitfalls In Response to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (January 24, 2020). Hodge JG, Barazza L. Legal Pitfalls in Response to 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Slate - Future Tense, January 24, 2020 (online), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3525561 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3525561

James G. Hodge (Contact Author)

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )

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Leila Barraza

Network for Public Health Law ( email )

Saint Paul, MN
United States

University of Arizona - Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health ( email )

Tucson, AZ

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