In this NBC Op-Ed, Andrew Peterson and Wesley Buckwalter highlight their newly published study in the scientific journal, PLOS ONE. The study surveyed over 1,800 U.S. residents about their attitudes toward allocating scarce medical resources in the pandemic.
As the authors note: "Understanding public attitudes toward triage, and reacting appropriately to those attitudes, could help provide legitimacy to a process that is often obscured by bureaucracy and that, without proper oversight, could have discriminatory consequences."
Andrew Peterson is an Assistant Professor in Philosophy and Fellow of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at George Mason University; Wesley Buckwalter is currently a Presidential Fellow in Philosophy at Manchester University, UK, and will be joining Mason's Philosophy Department in Spring 2021.
November 10, 2020