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Feb. 24, 2021

Pandemic Ethics

Pandemic Ethics

What are some of the competing ethical considerations that have defined how we respond to the pandemic?

Dr. Gry Wester is a Lecturer in Bioethics and Global Health Ethics at Kings College London. This year she was also a member of the Expert Group in Ethics and Priority Setting for Coronavirus Vaccination in Norway, essentially deciding the order in which people should get vaccinated.

Gry’s training is in political philosophy, and her work focuses on using philosophy and ethics to address real-world policy challenges, especially on questions related to justice, equality, and public health.

In this conversation, we talk about the different moral considerations that have defined both personal and policy choices during the pandemic, as well as broader questions about public health and social inequalities.

Recommendations:

Man's Search for Meaning, by Viktor Frankl

Disadvantage, by Jonathan Wolff