Ethical dilemmas in the age of coronavirus: Whose lives should we save?

“We don’t want a situation where we’re putting bedside physicians in the position of making decisions patient by patient,” said Felicia Cohn, clinical professor of bioethics at the UC Irvine School of Medicine. Laying out clear guidelines is also important for the public. …“People are used to certain rights and privileges,” Cohn said. “In a public health crisis, the context changes completely. Rights we would normally have, we no longer have.”