State Authority and Quarantine

1. Define and discuss the difference between quarantine and isolation.
2. Many times quarantine is enacted on a voluntary basis but there have been times in modern history where quarantine has been mandatory. Review a case of mandatory quarantine/isolation and how the laws were used to enforce it. Examples include Andrew Speaker and MDR-TB in 2007 or Kaci Hickox and Ebola in 2014. You may find another case to use but it should be within the last 10-20 years. We will discuss ethical concerns next work, so just look at these cases from a legal standpoint. Was enforcement necessary? Was it legal? Were the laws sufficient or not enough in this case?

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