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Unmasking Public Health

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s stated “essential public health services” is to “create, champion, and implement policies, plans, and laws that impact health.” slogs through its third COVID winter, one thing is clear: personal responsibility and autonomy are at the heart of public health messaging.

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Non-State Actors and Public Health Emergencies

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By Rossella De Falco Strong, well-coordinated and resilient public health care services play a vital role in preventing and responding to public health crises. What are, however, the specific legal and ethical implications of involving private actors in health care vis-à-vis public health emergencies?

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Personal Crusades for Public Health

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By Katherine Macfarlane Public health in the U.S. This essay describes the cost of casting aside what is best for the public’s health in favor of individual choice, especially to those who are high-risk for serious illness or death from COVID-19. It explores how they must negotiate public health measures on their own.

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Public Health Product Hops

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My latest article, Public Health Product Hops (forthcoming 2023, American University Law Review, available on SSRN ), represented my long-form attempt to reconcile our differing opinions on product hopping. But perhaps other forms of public health benefit would outweigh these harms?

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Rebuilding Trust in Public Health and Public Health Law

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Wolf With our recent (and continuing) experience of the devastating COVID-19 global pandemic, one might think that our collective appreciation for public health efforts and the people advancing those efforts would be high. An essential first step is to refocus on the “public” in public health.

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The End of Public Health? An Introduction to the Symposium

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Bard Teaching public health law over these past three years has meant contending with a series of federal and state court rulings that in different ways have called into question many of what seemed to be the most established principles of public health law. By Jennifer S.

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Conclusion to the Symposium: From Principles to Practice: Human Rights and Public Health Emergencies

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While receiving significant global traction and acceptance since their publication in 1985, the Siracusa Principles, the authors argue, proved to be simply “unequal to the task” of guiding States’ conduct in the context of COVID-19 because they are “unable to speak in any significant detail to the particular concerns of public health crises.”