Cathy Shine Lecture 2017 : Maine v. Kaci Hickox: Public Health Protection or Ebola Panic?

  • Starts: 1:00 pm on Wednesday, March 22, 2017
  • Ends: 2:00 pm on Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Protecting Americans against dangers from abroad may include stopping not only terrorists, but also contagious diseases. Does protection mean quarantining health professionals as well as refugees and immigrants? The story of Kaci Hickox, a nurse who cared for Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, and who governors of New Jersey and Maine attempted to quarantine for three weeks, illuminates the tension between protecting and panicking the public. David A. Soley, who represented Hickox in Maine in her fight for freedom, recounts his first-hand experience and lessons learned in navigating the competing demands of politics, public health, and the Constitution.
Instructional Building, 72 East Concord Street, Hiebert Lounge

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