Information sharing during the coronavirus (coV) outbreak
03 Feb 2020
Guide to the ethics of surveillance and quarantine for novel coronavirus
10 Feb 2020
We have put together a short guide to some of the main ethical questions around surveillance and quarantine for infectious diseases, based on the findings of our 2007 inquiry 'public health: ethical issues'.
Access our resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19: public health, public trust and public support
27 Feb 2020 by Hugh Whittall
A brief analysis of what the Government is doing now to contain COVID-19, the possible restrictive measures that they might take to prevent and control the spread, why these might be justified, and why it is important that the Government sets out publicly – and early - the case for implementing such restrictive approaches.
Beyond liberty: social values and public health ethics in responses to COVID-19
26 Mar 2020 by John Coggon
Legal and policy responses to COVID-19 rest on and express the balance of different basic values and principles. Earlier and current regulatory approaches bring into sharp relief how liberty must be understood and weighed against other values. This is for the sake of liberty itself, but crucially too for other compelling aspects of social justice.
Liberty, solidarity and the biopolitics of COVID-19
01 Apr 2020 by Peter Mills
Two weeks ago, I came down with a respiratory infection that produced a high fever and a persistent, dry cough. Following the current official guidance, I went into isolation and my family entered quarantine...