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State Police Power [WLOs: 1, 2] [CLOs: 2, 4, 5] 

Prior beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapter 4 of Public Health: What It Is and How It Works about the growth of public health through governmental action and policy. A particular area of interest is in the state’s police powers, the ability of public health concerns to severely limit or restrict a person’s rights out of concern for public safety. The COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns are a recent example of this power.

Highlight two real-world examples where you believe it is within the ethical and legal boundaries for a public health official to limit someone’s personal freedoms in favor of public safety. Support each scenario with at least one credible source (it does not have to be scholarly). Note: You cannot use the COVID pandemic as one of your examples.
Do you believe this legal ability should remain, or is it potentially outdated and invasive? Explain why or why not.