Pandemic Ethics 1 of 3: Endangering One's Self to Treat Others

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Apr 13, 2020
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Venue: YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov

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References: Sanhedrin: 73a Bava Metzia: 62a 

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May a healthcare professional risk contracting COVID-19 in order to treat others? What about where a spouse objects? What about where a family member has special vulnerability? What about delaying treatment of a patient to don PPE? Not psak, of course.

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