Guidelines for During a Pandemic
An epidemic that spreads to several countries becomes a pandemic.
If it is a new pathogen, there are questions about how it spreads and how to contain it.
Cures and vaccines are months, if not years away. There is often much confusion and panic.
Ethical guidelines can help policymakers avoid over- or under-reacting to the threat.
Select a common ethical issue to see recommendations for ethical action:
Engage with stakeholders
Communicate with the public
Decrease transmission through physical distancing
Decrease transmission through border control
Implement control measures equitably