Thursday, November 14, 2002

Jane warns that the Homeland Security bill that the US House just sent to the Senate has some objectionable medical provisions. She says:

  • Similar to defeated state Emergency Health Powers Act (MEHPA)
  • Gives HHS Secretary unlimited power to declare bioterrorism emergency
  • Plus unlimited power to vaccinate, quarantine?
  • Tell Congress and White House to remove this section.

The bill also promises up to life terms for computer intrusions that "recklessly" put others' lives at risk. Maybe Bill Gates should be worried, as most computer intrusions are caused by reckless Microsoft features.

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