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The Mobile Phone: A Near-Ubiquitous Tool for Information-Seeking and Communication in the U.S.

According to a Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project national survey, “Americans and Their Cell Phones” (August 15, 2011), mobile telephones have become a near-ubiquitous tool for information seeking and communicating in the United States.

The survey shows that 83% of American adults own some kind of cell phone and that these devices have an impact on many aspects of their owners’ daily lives.

Hat tip to DocuTicker.com.

Cross-posted at Legal Research Plus.

Influenza A (H1N1) and Pandemic Preparedness Under the Rule of International Law

Following on a Legal Research Plus post of this past April 29 by Sergio StoneThe Swine Flu Outbreak and International LawDocuticker.com has very helpfully posted a link to Georgetown University Law Center (GULC) Professor Lawrence O. Gostin’s recent (July), valuable research paper “Influenza A (H1N1) and Pandemic Preparedness Under the Rule of International Law,” 301(22) JAMA 2376-2378 (2009), which analyzes Word Health Organization (WHO) powers and resources including the Global Alert and Response (GAR) system and the International Health Regulations (IHR), as well as the powers and resources of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Gostin reportedly finds that even though response to H1N1 so far has been strong, the WHO and CDC need more authority and resources to deal with pandemic threats under the rule of international law.

Cross-posted in Legal Research Plus.