Ethics In The COVID-19 Era: Is The Vax Honor System Enough?

What’s the right thing to do to keep everyone safe? And how do we balance individual freedoms with protecting others?

Ethics In The COVID-19 Era: Is The Vax Honor System Enough?
People wait to cross the street in downtown Chicago, Ill., Saturday, May 22, 2021. Chicago will no longer require masks for fully vaccinated people in most settings following similar changes from the state of Illinois and new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Nam Y. Huh / AP Photo
Ethics In The COVID-19 Era: Is The Vax Honor System Enough?
People wait to cross the street in downtown Chicago, Ill., Saturday, May 22, 2021. Chicago will no longer require masks for fully vaccinated people in most settings following similar changes from the state of Illinois and new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Nam Y. Huh / AP Photo

Ethics In The COVID-19 Era: Is The Vax Honor System Enough?

What’s the right thing to do to keep everyone safe? And how do we balance individual freedoms with protecting others?

If you’re fully vaccinated, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says you can shed your masks and go back to many of the activities you stopped doing because of the pandemic. But how do we know who is fully vaccinated and who’s not?

Reset brings on a bioethicist and opens the phones to listeners to discuss the COVID-19 honor system and other ethical challenges during the pandemic.

GUEST: Laurie Zoloth, Margaret E. Burton Professor of Religion and Ethics at the University of Chicago; Senior Advisor to the Provost for Programs on Social Ethics