The COVID-19 Coronavirus Is Now A Pandemic - Can We Ethically Deal With Lockdowns?
Margaret R. McLean, Ph.D., associate director and director of Bioethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics quoted from her article originally published in the San Francisco Chronicle on February 5, 2020.
"People became progressively worried about what values were guiding such public health decisions. Were the responses of officials coming from fear and expedience or a concern for the public good? Decision makers found themselves forced to choose — and choose quickly — between protecting individual freedom and guarding the common good."
Margaret McLean, associate director and director of Bioethics, quoted in Forbes.
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