Ethics and the Coronavirus 'Very Existential Questions Arise in the Face of Scarce Resources'

The coronavirus pandemic poses a threat to our society, warns medical ethicist Christiane Woopen, the chair of the high-level European ethics body. In an interview, she explains how doctors decide which seriously ill patients to treat and the perils the disease creates for society as a whole.
Interview Conducted By Christiane Hoffmann
Christiane Woopen, chair of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies and professor of ethics and theory of medicine at the University of Cologne: "We're not in the process of introducing age limits for care."

Christiane Woopen, chair of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies and professor of ethics and theory of medicine at the University of Cologne: "We're not in the process of introducing age limits for care."

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