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Against Personal Ventilator Reallocation

External Link - Source: The Hastings Center

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to intense conversations about ventilator allocation and reallocation during a crisis standard of care. The ethical value of maximizing lives saved in a pandemic has received widespread support from clinicians and bioethicists for years, so much so that some consider it a fundamental tenet of public health ethics. During the Covid-19 pandemic, however, approaches that prioritize maximization of life have received repeated and notable challenges. […]

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