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U.S. Public Health Law — Foundations and Emerging Shifts

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  • Michelle M. Mello, J.D., Ph.D.,
  • and Wendy E. Parmet, J.D.

The Covid pandemic has focused attention on the complex relationship between individual rights and public health protection. This tension has long occupied U.S. courts, but today some long-settled understandings in public health law are being contested and disrupted.

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Author Affiliations

From Stanford Law School, the Department of Health Policy, Stanford School of Medicine, and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (M.M.M.); and the Center for Health Policy and Law, Northeastern University School of Law, Boston (W.E.P.).

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