Awareness of ethical dilemmas enhances public support for the principle of saving more lives in the US

A survey experiment based on ethical allocation of scarce ventilators


Recommendations by public health experts to deal with public health emergencies, including the Covid-19 pandemic, are primarily guided by the principle of saving more lives (SML). This study investigated which principle is perceived to be most legitimate by the general public for allocating scarce ventilators during public health emergencies.


  • Birendra Rai
  • Liang Choon Wang
  • Simone Pandit
  • Toby Handfield
  • Chiu Ki So

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