publication . Article . 2020

Dying Alone Due to COVID-19: Do the Needs of the Many Outweigh the Rights of the Few—or the One?

Alejandra Victoria Capozzo;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Nov 2020 Journal: Frontiers in Public Health, volume 8 (issn: 2296-2565, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
  • Country: Argentina
Abstract
The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by infection with the severe acute respiratory syndromecoronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has been striking the world since it was first identified in December2019 in China. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a ?public healthemergency of international concern? on January 30th, 2020, and recognized its pandemicstatus on March 11th. The pandemic has caused universal psychosocial impact (1) and globaleconomic disruption. Discourse and measures have been discussed focused on lockdown strategies,healthcare policies (2), application of emerging treatments, accelerated clinical trials, among others.Management guidelines are...
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