What Ethical Framework can be used to ration ventilators in the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Dr. Henry Silverman gave a presentation on the various ethics frameworks that can be used to ration ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic.  He discussed several ethical frameworks that included utilitarian, egalitarian, libertarian, and prioritarism. Using case studies, it appears that a utilitarian approach, in which one enhances the most lives saved, was favored above the others.   This presentation can be accessed by clicking here.

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