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In the US, it depends on why you are doing this, and how you go about performing the operation. There are approved devices and procedures, and there is the other stuff. In an emergency that is life-threatening or threatens severe debilitation, it is permitted for a physician to try an extreme measure – if the state has a "Right to Try" law. Otherwise, a ...


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It provides no protection, because it was only a proposed law, which died in 2016. However, the definition of "homeless person" is those individuals or members of families who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, including people defined as homeless using the criteria established in the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid ...


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Anything related to legality for something like this, depends on where you live. Self-harm or attempted suicide can be illegal in some countries such as Japan. It is a criminal offense in others: see here for a list. You might not consider purposefully contracting coronavirus to be attempted suicide, and maybe 90% of the population will agree with you, but ...


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"Freedom of thought" does not mean "freedom from the thoughts or expressions of other people" or "the right to override another person's freedom of expression". It means that the government cannot pass a law that forces you to think a particular way. A country may have a legal requirement that everyone must believe a certain thing, which would count as a "...


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I do not believe this would be a violation of freedom of thought. The person being asked is free to leave, and free not to answer despite the repeated requests for an answer. Extended following and asking might run afoul of stalking/harassment laws, but that's jurisdiction-dependent and probably not a human rights violation.


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The legality will depend on what exactly you plan to do in order to contract the virus. If you plan to break into a hospital at night and steal virus samples, that will certainly be illegal. If you plan to go out to a crowded place hoping to get the virus from someone, it will only be illegal if you break quarantine rules. Unless you're already sick or ...


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Yes, the government gets to regulate how people work with pathogens. Not least, Coronavirus must be handled in a Biosafety Level 3 facility. It's a good way to collect a manslaughter charge, and a reckless endangerment lawsuit. The problem is you would then become responsible for all unintended consequences that could be connected to your actions. And ...


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Governments have a significant interest in controlling pathogens and preventing outbreaks: they are dangerous to dense & unimmunized populations. Can a government legally prevent me from intentionally infecting myself with a virus? Yes, governments have the broad authority to enact laws. The US prohibits and regulates pathogen experimentation ...


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