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CODE-RED: The Ethics of Exterminating Lives of Entire Communities for Public Health

ByPre-Eminant Ndlovu

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This book argues for the extermination of entire populations within infected areas following a utilitarian approach to protect lives of those in non-infected areas during CODE-RED. CODE-RED is a hypothetical public health situation involving an outbreak of a highly virulent and extremely infectious pandemic, when quarantine is deemed ineffective, there is no vaccine, prophylaxis or cure available and exterminating the ‘infected population’ (Redzonians) is the only viable solution. The question of extermination is sensitive, controversial and emotive, requiring an impartial and impersonal approach to facilitate necessary but agonising decision making. On the question of justice and rights, it explores the principle of self-defence as justification for extermination, taking into account that the Redzonians are not responsible for the contagion and the Variants (the uninfected within the ‘infected’ zones) are innocent bystanders.

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Publication Date
Feb 7, 2011
Language
English
ISBN
9781446744543
Category
Law
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Pre-Eminant Ndlovu

Specifications

Pages
78
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
Royal (6.14 x 9.21 in / 156 x 234 mm)

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