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How is the medical profession to cope with the appalling moral dilemmas it now faces?

The ethics of who lives and dies is one of the most sensitive and important problems raised by the current crisis

By Julian Baggini  

Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/PA Images

The idea of anyone deciding which of their fellow human beings will live or die is a viscerally repugnant one. Who wants a society in which “bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their ‘level of productivity in society,’ whether they are worthy of health care”? The person who said this added “Such a system is downright evil.”

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