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Ethical and Legal Issues in Influenza Pandemic

Alicia Ouellette
Albany Law School

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Five (of many more) issues

Competing values

Public Good
—versus—
Individual Rights

Public Good

Individual Rights

Allocation of vaccines: criteria for prioritization

Triage and vaccine prioritization

Objectives for pandemic vaccination

Will Primary Goal be:

See Meltzer, Cox, Fukuda 1999 See Meltzer, Cox, Fukuda 1999

Prioritization of limited vaccine

Identification: Surveillance and Contact Tracing

Name Name-based identification

Isolation and Quarantine

Isolation and Quarantine Policies

Bounding Precaution

Balancing Precaution, Rights, Justice, and Transparency