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Some of the most important ethical work takes place before an epidemic or pandemic occurs.

It is a time to prepare, to gather input, to make decisions, and to get materials and processes in place before the frenzy of the epidemic.

Some ethical problems that arise during an epidemic can be lessened, or even avoided altogether, if the preparation is done well.


Select a common ethical issue to see recommendations for ethical action:

Select a phase for information on ethical issues before, during, and after a pandemic: