Scarce vaccine supplies in an influenza pandemic should not be distributed randomly: reply to McLachlan.

Abstract

In a recent paper, Hugh McLachlan argues from a deontological perspective that the most ethical means of distributing scarce supplies of an effective vaccine in the context of an influenza pandemic would be via an equal lottery. I argue that, even if one accepts McLachlan's ethical theory, it does not follow that one should accept the vaccine lottery… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/medethics-2012-100750

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