Der Spiegel: Roger Crisp, 28 March 2020 Die Jüngeren sollten den Vorzug erhalten
The UK Government's strategy on Covid-19 - younger people should be prioritised for life-saving treatment.
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ABC Radio The Religion and Ethics Report: Xavier Symons, 25 March 2020 Who lives and who dies?
If the Coronavirus overwhelms our health system – which, as we discussed last week, it’s done in Italy – what sort of choices could face Australia’s medical professionals?
El Pais: Carissa Véliz, 24 March 2020 La privacidad en tiempos de coronavirus
Privacy in times of coronavirus: The most effective measures against the pandemic do not go through apps that affect our rights.
Wall Street Journal: Article by Denise Roland, quotes Julian Savulescu, 19 March 2020 Wanted: People Willing to Get Sick to Find Coronavirus Vaccine
Thousands of people have volunteered to be infected in the hope of finding a vaccine for the new coronavirus.
"There's a positive ethical rationale for doing challenge study experiments," said Julian Savulescu, who leads research on collective responsibility in infectious disease at the University of Oxford. "This kind of research is one of the arrows in the quiver of tackling this kind of catastrophe."
The Sydney Morning Herald: Xavier Symons, 13 March 2020 Rationing care to cope with COVID-19 should never be based on age alone
As Australia’s coronavirus outbreak worsens, health authorities are bracing for an unprecedented increase in hospital admissions and demand for acute care. Authorities in NSW are anticipating as many as 1.5 million people in the state to be infected with COVID-19. Hospitals are being asked to double their intensive care capacity in anticipation of a surge of patients.
pri.org: Alberto Giubilini, 06 March 2020 As Italy's students rejoice over school closures, families worry about economic toll “The government is adopting a ‘better safe than sorry’ approach, choosing to impose the most extreme measures. I think it is justified in this case, even though it will be disastrous for many families and for the economy. But the priority right now is public health, so even harsh measures are justified. [...] The government should invest money into compensating the victims of these measures, even if this will worsen the financial crisis already caused by the virus. But if it does not, it is just using people as mere means to an end, which is not ethically acceptable. These people are not necessarily responsible for carrying the disease, but they pay the price.”
BBC Radio 4 Moral Maze: Dominic Wilkinson, Released: 04 Mar 2020
Should we do everything we can to protect the most vulnerable in our society, even if the knock on effect to the global economy has the potential to cause suffering and death for many more people further down the line? With Dr. Tony Booth, Dr. Norman Lewis, Julian Sheather & Professor Dominic Wilkinson. Chaired by Michael Buerk.
Available on BBC Sounds for over a year.
Thinking Out Loud: Corona Edition
In this video, Katrien Devolder announces a new Thinking Out Loud video series with philosophers and other experts discussing ethical issues raised by the corona-crisis.
Interviews to follow.
With all the concern at present about the coronavirus pandemic, we will host a special series on the blog relating to ethical issues during pandemics. Here are a few to start:
Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace: Tom Douglas, 24 March 2020 Flouting Quarantine
The outbreak has brought the ethics of quarantine, isolation and enforced social distancing to public attention.
animalpolitico.com: César Palacios González, 21 March 2020 Coronavirus: los escenarios para México
The [Mexican] government has not been clear about the number of deaths it expects or the effects its public health policies will have on the death rate.
Frontiers Coronavirus Knowledge Hub
The Frontiers Coronavirus Knowledge Hub provides an up-to-date source of trusted information and analysis on COVID-19 and coronaviruses, including the latest research articles, information, and commentary from our world-class scientific community.
World Economic Forum COVID Action Platform
The spread of COVID-19 demands global cooperation among governments, international organizations and the business community. This multistakeholder cooperation is at the centre of the World Economic Forum’s mission as the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.