Realizing Justice in the Coordinated Global Coronavirus Response

  • Jan-Christoph Heilinger RWTH Aachen
  • Sridhar Venkatapuram
  • Maike Voss
  • Verina Wild

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting countries across the globe. Only a globally coordinated response, however, will enable the containment of the virus. Responding to a request from policy makers for ethics input for a global resource pledging event as a starting point, this paper outlines normative and procedural principles to inform a coordinated global coronavirus response. Highlighting global connections and specific vulnerabilities from the pandemic, and proposing standards for reasonable and accountable decision-making, the ambition of the paper is two-fold: to raise awareness for the justice dimensions in the global response, and to argue for moving health from the periphery to the centre of philosophical debates about social and global justice.

Published
2022-04-14