Combatting covid-19. Or, “all persons are equal but some persons are more equal than others”?

Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics:1-9 (forthcoming)
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Vaccines, when available, will prove to be crucial in the fight against Covid-19. All societies will face acute dilemmas in allocating scarce lifesaving resources in the form of vaccines for Covid-19. The author proposes The Value of Lives Principle as a just and workable plan for equitable and efficient access. After describing what the principle entails, the author contrasts the advantage of this approach with other current proposals such as the Fair Priority Model.



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