Red Herrings, Circuit-Breakers and Ageism in the Covid-19 debate

David Lawrence, John Harris

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Abstract

In their recent paper “Is selective lockdown of the elderly (and other high-risk groups) justified discrimination?” Savulescu and Cameron attempt to argue the case for subjecting the‘elderly’ to limits not imposed on other generations. We argue that selective lockdown of the elderly is unnecessary and cruel, as well as discriminatory, and that this group may suffer more than others in similar circumstances. Further, it constitutes an unjustifiable deprivation of liberty.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Medical Ethics
Early online date13 Jan 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 13 Jan 2021

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