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The Role of Government During A Health Crisis

Onkar Ghate, Keith Lockitch, Gregory Salmieri

Presented at: Philosophy for Living on Earth

Date: Mar 25, 2020

Governments are taking unprecedented measures to restrict travel and shut down businesses in order to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Politicians are justifying these measures by invoking emergency, even wartime, powers. What is the proper role of government during a health crisis like this one? What values should guide us in thinking about proper policy in regard to life and death issues, especially in an individualistic society?

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