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ETHM 6017 Science and Ethical Values of COVID (Fall/Spring/Summer)


Professor John Loike

Credits: 3

Course Description:

The COVID-19 pandemic has led all levels of government and our healthcare system to take unprecedented measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and minimize illness. This three-credit course integrates a science- and ethics- based approach to examine the difficult ethical decisions about allocation of scarce resources, prioritization guidelines for vaccines and medical countermeasures, curtailment of individual freedoms, and closing of public spaces. The objective of this course is to enable decision makers to identify competing values and interests, weigh relevant considerations, identify options and make well-considered and justifiable decisions.