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The ethics of selective restriction of liberty in a pandemic

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Liberty-restricting measures have been implemented for centuries to limit the spread of infectious diseases. This article considers if and when it may be ethically acceptable to impose selective liberty-restricting measures in order to reduce the negative impacts of a pandemic by preventing particularly vulnerable groups of the community from contracting the disease. We argue that the commonly accepted explanation—that liberty restrictions may be justified to prevent harm to others when this ...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1136/medethics-2020-107104

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Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Medical Ethics Journal website
Volume:
47
Pages:
553-562
Publication date:
2021-05-31
Acceptance date:
2021-04-28
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EISSN:
1473-4257
ISSN:
0306-6800
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1174046
Local pid:
pubs:1174046
Deposit date:
2021-05-04

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