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Egalitarianism under severe uncertainty

Rowe, Thomas and Voorhoeve, Alex (2019) Egalitarianism under severe uncertainty. Philosophy & Public Affairs, 46 (3). pp. 239-268. ISSN 0048-3915

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In the spring of 2009, a novel strain of the H1N1 influenza virus, containing a never before witnessed combination of gene segments from human influenza, two forms of swine influenza, and avian influenza, 1 was declared a global pandemic. The UK Government had to decide whether to undertake, at a cost of £1.2 billion (USD 1.9 billion at the time, equivalent to 1 percent of that year’s health budget), an extensive set of preparatory measures, including the purchase of both antiviral medication and a novel vaccine in quantities sufficient to cover the entire UK population, or whether instead to take substantially less costly measures, which would involve having only a limited supply of these medicines and vaccines at hand.2 The possible.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2019 The Authors
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2018 14:13
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 23:07
Projects: AH/J006033/1
Funders: Arts and Humanities Research Council, National Institutes of Health

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