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Ethical frameworks should be applied to computational modelling of infectious disease interventions

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This perspective is part of an international effort to improve epidemiological models with the goal of reducing the unintended consequences of infectious disease interventions. The scenarios in which models are applied often involve difficult trade-offs that are well recognised in public health ethics. Unless these trade-offs are explicitly accounted for, models risk overlooking contested ethical choices and values, leading to an increased risk of unintended consequences. We argue that such r...

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10.1371/journal.pcbi.1011933

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0000-0002-0578-4049
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University of Oxford
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HUMS
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Philosophy Faculty
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Ministerie van Volksgezondheid, Welzijn en Sport
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WT203132/Z/16/Z
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Public Library of Science
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Volume:
20
Issue:
3
Article number:
e1011933
Place of publication:
United States
Publication date:
2024-03-21
Acceptance date:
2024-03-07
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1553-7358
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1553-734X
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38512898
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English
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1916559
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pubs:1916559
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2024-04-24

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