Ethics in the Time of the Coronavirus: “Very Existential Questions Arise in the Face of Scarce Resources”

Spiegel International | Mar 25, 2020 at 4:52 PM
  • Ms. Woopen, you’re a professor of ethics and theory of medicine, having studied medicine and philosophy.
  • Woopen: In Italy, it seems that a utilitarian approach is now being adopted: the greatest possible benefit for the greatest possible number of patients.
  • All those who are still inviting people to parties or who thoughtlessly fail to maintain sufficient personal distance are risking the lives of their fellow human beings and burdening those who are working day and night to save them.