In what cases and to what extent should the individual’s right to self-determination in the therapeutic sphere be limited, so that the broader right to health (conceived as a collective good) could be guaranteed? And how to balance right to health and freedom of information? These issues are analyzed by observing what happened in Italy in 2017: due to a vaccination drop, were reintroduced some mandatory vaccines for children (through Law 119/2017). The many problems involved (freedom of thought as foundation of freedom of choice, the relationship between individual autonomy and state action, the role of the media in communication, among others) are addressed using the tools provided by Social systems theory. From a methodological point of view, this theory provide a framework in order to analyze the socio-legal bibliography and the news reports, in an attempt to provide a key to the interpretation of the existing conflicts between media, public opinion, political system and science. The working hypothesis is that health can be effectively protected only if it is conceived as a collective good, which the State tries to guarantee by limiting the possibilities of making claims (mainly individual). The main conclusion is that the Italian case would represent a concrete example of this option.

Fake-news e salute tra interesse collettivo e pretese individuali. Il calo vaccinale e la legge n. 119/2017 in Italia / Finco, Matteo; Regina Martini, Sandra. - In: REVISTA DA FACULDADE DE DIREITO DA UFG. - ISSN 0101-7187. - (2021).

Fake-news e salute tra interesse collettivo e pretese individuali. Il calo vaccinale e la legge n. 119/2017 in Italia

Matteo Finco
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2021

Abstract

In what cases and to what extent should the individual’s right to self-determination in the therapeutic sphere be limited, so that the broader right to health (conceived as a collective good) could be guaranteed? And how to balance right to health and freedom of information? These issues are analyzed by observing what happened in Italy in 2017: due to a vaccination drop, were reintroduced some mandatory vaccines for children (through Law 119/2017). The many problems involved (freedom of thought as foundation of freedom of choice, the relationship between individual autonomy and state action, the role of the media in communication, among others) are addressed using the tools provided by Social systems theory. From a methodological point of view, this theory provide a framework in order to analyze the socio-legal bibliography and the news reports, in an attempt to provide a key to the interpretation of the existing conflicts between media, public opinion, political system and science. The working hypothesis is that health can be effectively protected only if it is conceived as a collective good, which the State tries to guarantee by limiting the possibilities of making claims (mainly individual). The main conclusion is that the Italian case would represent a concrete example of this option.
2021
Right to Health; Vaccines; Inflation of Claims; Freedom of Thought
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Fake-news e salute tra interesse collettivo e pretese individuali. Il calo vaccinale e la legge n. 119/2017 in Italia / Finco, Matteo; Regina Martini, Sandra. - In: REVISTA DA FACULDADE DE DIREITO DA UFG. - ISSN 0101-7187. - (2021).
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