Micro and Macro Ethical Considerations of COVID-19.
Micro and Macro Ethical Considerations of COVID-19. J Clin Ethics. 2020;31(4):318-325 Authors: Etzioni A Abstract Micro decisions, made by individuals, during a health crisis in which healthcare resources are particularly in short supply, should not be based only on the age of the patients. Ameliorate care is only appreciated when the patient has a limited time to live, whatever their age. Macro decisions concern public policy. We must decide now who will pay for the vaccines, who will get them before others, whether minorities should be granted priority, and whether the United States should join a global distribution system. PMID: 32991328 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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