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[DRAFT] Epidemic Investigation Act

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Tue May 04, 2021 1:41 pm

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The World Assembly,

Believing that further action is necessary to ensure that appropriate actions are taken proactively to ensure knowledge and containment of epidemic outbreaks,
Recognising that, even with the provisions of GA 53 ‘Epidemic Response Act’, many governments still will downplay epidemics due to fears of harms to trade or general reputational damage,

Concerned that possible government action against healthcare workers harms the ability of international organisations to monitor and be truthfully informed of new epidemics, and
Hoping to cut through cover-ups, dissembling, and obfuscation by nations generally while ensuring that healthcare workers conveying truthful information or opinion are not penalised, hereby enacts as follows:

  1. Inspection requirements. When a report is received by the World Health Authority (WHA) of an outbreak of disease or of the emergence of a novel pathogen under section 2 infra, the WHA may dispatch inspectors to investigate and report publicly on the origins of, response to, and make recommendations on the outbreak.

    1. All member nations must permit the entrance and exit of WHA inspectors (hereinafter Inspectors) and fully cooperate with such requests for access or information which Inspectors may deliver to member nation authorities, subject to the following subsection.

    2. Inspectors’ request for access to sensitive areas or sensitive information may be rejected by the local jurisdiction. Such rejections shall be reviewed by the Independent Adjudicative Office, which may overrule such rejections if the likely harm of release is less than the likely harm to international public health interests.

    3. No member nation may otherwise bar the access of Inspectors to medical personnel. Nor may any member nation retaliate against the provision of information by medical personnel to Inspectors.
  2. Reporting requirements. Any novel pathogen with suggestive evidence of person-to-person transmission must be reported to the WHA forthwith. Member nations must collect statistics on transmission of pathogens in healthcare settings and report such statistics to the WHA in a timely manner.

  3. Opt-in inspection authority. WHA inspectors may undertake a section 1 investigation and report in a non-member nation with the approval thereof. If after granting approval, that nation fails to comply with section 1 access and retaliation requirements as if it were a member nation, the Independent Adjudicative Office may declare appropriate sanctions to be enforced by member nations against the nation or those persons responsible in that nation for such non-compliance.

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Postby Imperium Anglorum » Tue May 04, 2021 1:42 pm


Author: 1 SC and 42 GA resolutions
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Postby Can No Rey » Tue May 04, 2021 5:10 pm

"of an outbreak of disease or of the emergence of a novel pathogen under section 2 infra"

I would change this to include non-novel diseases, as there can be epidemics caused by diseases known to medical professionals.
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Postby Imperium Anglorum » Wed May 05, 2021 6:25 am

Can No Rey wrote:"of an outbreak of disease or of the emergence of a novel pathogen under section 2 infra"

I would change this to include non-novel diseases, as there can be epidemics caused by diseases known to medical professionals.

Elsie Mortimer Wellesley. Presumably, if a disease breaks out, it can be readily identified and therefore would not be a novel pathogen.

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Postby The Sheika » Wed May 05, 2021 9:19 am

The Federation stands in support of this proposal.
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Postby Barfleur » Thu May 06, 2021 6:00 pm

"We support this proposal for multiple reasons. First, the more knowledge the international community has about an emerging pathogen, the better it and individual nations can prepare and respond. Second, tracing the manner in which such a pathogen spreads would help researchers predict where it may travel to, or where it may have already reached. And third, it encourages transparency and lifts the veil on the activities of those nations which generally keep these things hidden from the rest of the world, to the immeasurable detriment to the people affected."
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Postby Imperium Anglorum » Fri May 07, 2021 10:40 pm

Elsie Mortimer Wellesley. Our thanks for your support.

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