NEJM August 4, 2022
Nikola Biller-Andorno, Dr Med, Dr Phil, MHBA and Giovanni Spitale, MA

As we continue to adjust and assess our efforts to address changing pandemic challenges, we need to consider not just clinical metrics, but also key moral and societal core values: autonomy, privacy, equity, proportionality, and trust.

Summary

From an ethical perspective, the Covid-19 pandemic is like a prism: It helps us see the spectrum of issues clearly and distinctly. Here, the authors outline what they consider top ethics concerns, grouped around five moral and societal core values: autonomy, privacy, equity, proportionality, and trust. They probe these concerns with some examples related to vaccination of health care professionals, contact tracing, global access to vaccines, lockdowns, and crisis communication. The authors...

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