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Pandemic Ethics

Registered Nurse Janice Tatonetti, right, takes the temperature of Harry Pearson before he votes in Ohio's primary election at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in Cleveland.
Tony Dejak
Associated Press

This episode originally aired on June 17, 2020.

The pandemic has heightened a host of ethical dilemmas, from medical decisions about which patient to save to social quandaries about mask-wearing etiquette.

As far back as the 14th century, people living through plagues and pandemics have sorted through modern versions of the same essential questions.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, an ethicist, a medical ethicist and an etiquette expert address the moral ambiguities arising from COVID-19.


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