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Covid-19: individual freedom versus the common good

7 May at 17:30

The COVID-19 health crisis has led to restrictions on individual rights in order to protect society as a whole and to ensure that the pandemic is managed as effectively as possible. During lockdown, the individual freedom of ordinary citizens has been subject to significant restrictions, and these will continue well into the future, raising the need to discuss key ethical issues. How should we balance individual freedom with the common good? What are the limits?

 

In partnership with the University of Vic, we organized a webinar to analyse this issue, featuring:

 

  • Bonaventura Clotet, Head of the Infectious Diseases Service at Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol and director of IrsiCaixa laboratory
  • Victoria Camps, philosopher and President of the Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation
  • Andreu Segura Benedicto, Coordinator of the SESPAS Ethics and Public Health Working Group Group

 

The session was chaired by Núria Terribas, Director of the Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation, and Ester Busquets, Coordinator of the UVic–UCC Grífols Foundation Chair of Bioethics.

 

 

Video of the webinar