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


Insightful interview with Christiane Woopen, German Medical Ethicist,  chair of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies and professor of ethics and theory of medicine at the University of Cologne.

“The Greek word for “crisis” is the etymological source of the word “decision.” We all can and we all must decide: What kind of society do we want to be? How do we want to live together in this world?”

“I think it’s justifiable that we are working to ensure that as few people as possible die in this pandemic — with all the economic, social and personal consequences that come with this. But once we get through this crisis, we will have to think fundamentally about what restrictions we are prepared to accept at what point in time and for what exactly”

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