Johns Hopkins University releases ethics framework for post-pandemic reopening

As nations around the world prepare to reopen businesses and other services after months of social distancing, scientists, economists, and ethicists are concerning themselves with the steps in that process.

The Berman Institute of Bioethics and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University released a draft report[1] that presents a multifaceted approach to reopening the authors describe as a “trade-off” between several perspectives. The purpose of the report is to present an analysis that provides authorities with an idea of how certain policies may resonate and which policies would be either ethically acceptable or in need of tweaking.

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