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Assessing Legal Responses to COVID-19   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] is the new virus this country has been preparing to take on for decades - and has, so far, failed miserably to stop. While peer countries have managed to get it under control, the United States faces rising cases and deaths. This is not a failure of resources: although decades of cutting health agency budgets is a big part of our problem, we remain a country rich in money and expertise. This is not a failure of individual courage; from health care workers through transport workers to people who produce and deliver food supplies, essential workers have shown up and done their jobs at significant personal risk. This has been, first and foremost, a failure of leadership and the implementation of an effective response. This collection of 36 expert assessments shows that the COVID-19 failure is, in important ways, also a legal failure[.]"

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2020-08
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Public Health Law Watch
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