Posted on March 24, 2020 at 8:20 AM
I joined 1400 bioethics colleagues in this letter to Congress and the White House, imploring the U.S. government to immediately use its federal power and funds to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic as a matter of moral imperative.
The letter calls for five immediate federal actions:
- Ensure the manufacture and distribution of needed supplies.
- Commit to payment for COVID-19 care and treatment.
- Provide sick leave for all.
- Protect the vulnerable.
- Build a comprehensive, trustworthy communication strategy.