The Atlae Isles wrote:The Manticoran Empire wrote:Mr. Williamsen, a quarantine regulation that doesn't cover the disposal of materials involved is like a nuclear disarmament treaty that doesn't cover the disposal of the weapons.
Actually, since quarantines are supposed to keep bacterial material away from the public, the disposal of materials is actually not the primary concern. (Of course, it's a huge problem, which does need to be covered) It could still need a resolution to address it (if you've read page 3 of the forum, Umeria had to cut out a few parts because it had reached the character limit), and it should be fine, because it would not be conflicting with Rights of the Quarantined.
For your comparison, it would probably be more accurate to be concerned about what to do with the nuclear material you have now after dismantling all your thermonuclear weapons. Perhaps you would need a resolution (and a debate) to store it somewhere safe or convert it into nuclear energy. You can't kill two birds with one stone here.
If you can't kill two birds with one stone, then you should probably find a different method with which to kill birds. It is completely possible to include disposal in a quarantine regulation. Leaving such legislation out could result in nations improperly disposing of biohazard materials, thus risking another epidemic.