Public Health Response and Societal Impacts


Ethics of Population Health

Map: Coronavirus and School Closures
Education Week
March 12, 2020

Should Schools Close for COVID-19?
March 10, 2020
Ruth Faden comments

Confusion over the availability and criteria for coronavirus testing is leaving sick people wondering if they’re infected
March 13, 2020

Anxiety on rise due to coronavirus, say mental health charities
The Guardian
March 13, 2020

Quarantines, lockdowns, and containment efforts

Q&A: How can I best help my community while social distancing?
March 21, 2020
Nancy Kass served as an expert consultant

Explaining a mass quarantine: What does it mean to ‘shelter in place’? And who has the power to call for it?
March 17, 2020
Nancy Kass comments

Coronavirus and the ethics of quarantine—why information matters
BMJ Opinion
February 17, 2020

What the U.S. needs to learn from Italy’s coronavirus crisis
March 13, 2020
Alan Regenberg comments

Economic outlook

The coronavirus will cause a child care crisis in America
March 10, 2020

Coronavirus School, Daycare Closures Could Cost the U.S. $50 Billion
US News
March 12, 2020

Further Reading:

An Overview of Public Health Ethics in Emergency Preparedness and Response
The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics
Author: Leslie Meltzer Henry

Pandemic Disease, Public Health, and Ethics
The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics
Authors: Maxwell Smith and Ross Upshur

Faculty Experts

Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH
Andreas C. Dracopoulos Director; Robert Henry Levi and Ryda Hecht Levi Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy
Nancy E. Kass, ScD
Deputy Director for Public Health; Phoebe R. Berman Professor of Bioethics and Public Health