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Epistemic responsibility in the face of a pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic currently wracking the world represents a crucial test for our ethical toolkit. Governments, institutions and individuals are suddenly called upon to make life and death decisions for which they typically ill-prepared. Vocabulary which has suddenly become so familiar—“flatten the curve”; “social distancing”; “R0”—was unknown to most of us a bare few weeks ago. Even for experts, every option continues to have huge uncertainties associated with it. When experts are divided...

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University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Law and the Biosciences Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
1
Article number:
lsaa033
Publication date:
2020-05-28
Acceptance date:
2020-05-18
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EISSN:
2053-9711
Pubs id:
1105486
Local pid:
pubs:1105486
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English
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