US Emergency Legal Responses to Novel Coronavirus – Balancing Public Health and Civil Liberties

JAMA
March 24/31, 2020, Vol 323, No. 12, Pages 1111-1216
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/issue.aspx

 

US Emergency Legal Responses to Novel Coronavirus – Balancing Public Health and Civil Liberties
Lawrence O. Gostin, JD; James G. Hodge Jr, JD, LLM
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JAMA. 2020;323(12):1131-1132. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.2025
This Viewpoint discusses the policy and legal ramifications of the national public health emergency declared by the US government in response the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, and examines the lawfulness of quarantine and other compulsory measures.