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You Can Save One Person or Five. But Not All Six.

"I teach moral philosophy, and as I read those reports, I couldn’t stop thinking about the philosopher John Taurek’s 1977 paper “Should the Numbers Count?” It speaks to the dreadful decisions that doctors may be facing, and it makes a surprising suggestion about what counts as equal treatment in an emergency."

—Professor Scott Hershovitz, in a New York Times op-ed about whether, for doctors’ decisions regarding, say, the use of ventilators, “the numbers count.”

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