Because of how horribly our government botched the response to coronavirus, the media is reduced to exploring who among us commoners gets to live and die given the shortage of beds and ventilators.
One recommendation: Prioritize the health of health care workers. It maximizes the chances of saving lives.
I was a fan of before I got to know him, and this piece exemplifies why In he clearly and concisely discusses rationing and triage during the current crisis Note he cites studies looking at what to do in a pandemic #weknewitwascoming
โ€œIt would be irresponsible at this point not to get ready to make tragic decisions about who lives and who dies.โ€
โ€œKey is to be transparent about the principles, save as many lives as possible, & ensure that there are no considerations such as money, race, ethnicity, or political pull that go into allocation of lifesaving resources such as ventilators.โ€
Interesting that this is described as utilitarian. Actually the utilitarian approach would take into account the contribution each person whom you might save is making to overall utility...
Who Should Be Saved First? Experts Offer Ethical Guidance
Who Should Be Saved First? Experts Offer Ethical Guidance. Well before rationing caused by #coronavirus, protocols were established about โ€œwho lives and who dies," by via #bioethics #COVID19
The has been preparing the ethical frameworks for addressing this #covid19 #pandemic moment for decades. Great to see them cited by : Who Should Be Saved First? Experts Offer Ethical Guidance
In this global #coronavirus crisis, who should be saved first? Experts offer ethical guidance via &
I thought we settled this already: we will save the wealthy. It's kind of what we're known for. Who Should Be Saved First? Experts Offer Ethical Guidance
Who Should Be Saved First? Experts Offer Ethical Guidance - The New York Times
Increasing number of articles appearing where ethicists argue for prioritizing principles in triage/moral dilemma's. E.g. to prioritize young people over elderly/ill, because former have better change to surive IC. In Dutch newspaper recently but also @
โ€œโ€œKey is to be transparent about the principles, save as many lives as possible, and ensure that there are no considerations such as money, race, ethnicity or political pull that go into allocation of lifesaving resources such as ventilators,โ€
On how death panels decide, by To also consider: Prioritizing those thrust into harm's way for the common good. Essential services & members of their household. Wife of a grocery store clerk needs an ICU bed? She should get it. We put her there.