The Law and Disease: Will an Apple a Day Keep the Police Away?
Alex Adams and Lucy Powers
With COVID-19 running rampant through the United States, it begs the question: how should
the law respond to possibly COVID-positive suspects? Daniel Prude was killed, in part, for spitting at police officers when he said he was positive for COVID. Yet many other, average
Americans refuse to wear masks in our country, even if they’ve tested positive for the disease.
Historically, the US made laws and created police practices against the transfer of HIV/AIDS; we will explore how this historical scenario played out, and we hope to see what is different about COVID and about today.
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