GUESTS: Dominic Sisti, Alison Buttenheim
Should anti-lockdown protesters give up their right to priority medical care if they contract COVID-19? That’s the question posed in a provocative op-ed by a group of medical ethicists who suggest that protesters should voluntarily sign waivers forgoing treatment when resources are scare. This hour, we explore what our responsibility is to others during a pandemic with DOMINIC SISTI, a Penn Medicine bioethicist and one of the authors of the op-ed. Then, with businesses beginning to reopen and people starting to venture out, we look at why some people refuse to follow public health recommendations – like wearing masks and social distancing – and if there are ways to change their behavior. ALISON BUTTENHEIM, professor of nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, is our guest.