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Response System for Emerging Infectious Disease Crisis - Focusing on the Organization and the Operation of an Initial Response Task Force -

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2020, 16(5), pp.1-16
  • DOI : 10.14251/crisisonomy.2020.16.5.1
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general
  • Received : May 11, 2020
  • Accepted : May 26, 2020
  • Published : May 31, 2020

Song Seunghyun 1 Choi, Joong-kook 2 Kim, Seung-ryul 2

1충북대학교 국가위기관리연구소
2충북대학교

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ABSTRACT

Emerging infectious diseases have unique characteristics that require collaborative efforts to be properly addressed. The well being of human life free from infectious diseases is recognized as a basic social right in the Constitution and implemented under the law in many countries. In South Korea, the standard manual for disaster risk management in response to infectious diseases is prepared and operated according to the respective laws and guidelines. However, it is questionable whether the response system for infectious disease crisis described in the manual is appropriate and reasonable. The composition and hierarchy of an initial response task force formed according to the manual are varied and inconsistent depending on the title and type of the infectious disease and its reporting and management system is highly decentralized, which requires thorough review and revision. Considering the paragraph 6 of Article 34 of the Constitution of South Korea stipulating the government’s duty of making efforts to secure the Constitutional Principles of the Social State and the Principles of Social Basic Rights, a critical review is needed to evaluate whether or not the Korea CDC’s initial response system meets these principles.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.