Smoke Screens: An Initial Analysis of the Coronavirus Lawsuits in The United States against China and The World Health Organization

11 Pages Posted: 22 Jun 2020

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Ana Santos Rutschman

Saint Louis University - School of Law

Robert Gatter

Saint Louis University - School of Law

Date Written: April 22, 2020

Abstract

In this short essay we provide a preliminary analysis of the lawsuits filed by Missouri against China, and New York against the World Health Organization over the COVID-19 pandemic. We also situate the lawsuits against the expanding coronavirus-related misinformation “epidemic.”

Keywords: coronavirus, COVID-19, China, World Health Organization, misinformation, disinformation, health law, health policy, Missouri, New York, Foreign Sovereignty Immunities Act

Suggested Citation

Santos Rutschman, Ana and Gatter, Robert A., Smoke Screens: An Initial Analysis of the Coronavirus Lawsuits in The United States against China and The World Health Organization (April 22, 2020). Protego Press 2020, Saint Louis U. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020-04, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3582890 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3582890

Ana Santos Rutschman (Contact Author)

Saint Louis University - School of Law ( email )

100 N. Tucker Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63101
United States

Robert A. Gatter

Saint Louis University - School of Law ( email )

100 N. Tucker Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63101
United States

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