My Girlfriend Wants to Play Tennis Indoors Despite the Pandemic

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on balancing the risk of infection against what you owe your partner — and more.

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #dating-and-relationships, #ethics-personal, #masks

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Life (and Death) Without God

The philosopher Todd May is an atheist who rejects the supernatural, but not the people who believe in it.

#atheism, #deaths-fatalities, #ethics-personal, #philosophy, #religion-and-belief

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Biden and Trump Say They’re Fighting for America’s ‘Soul.’ What Does That Mean?

The election has become a referendum on the soul of the nation.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #christians-and-christianity, #ethics-personal, #presidential-election-of-2020, #slogans-and-mottoes, #trump-donald-j

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What Moral Philosophy Tells Us About Our Reactions to Trump’s Illness

The impulse to wish harm on others may come naturally, but that doesn’t make it right.

#ethics-personal, #medicine-and-health, #philosophy, #trump-donald-j, #white-house-coronavirus-outbreak-2020

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What My Covid-19 Hallucination Showed Me

It all began with an endless gray tunnel. And ended with a vision of how to rebuild our lives.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-personal, #international-trade-and-world-market, #invasive-species, #trees-and-shrubs

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I’m a Liberal in Alabama. Here’s What It’s Like Campaigning for Doug Jones.

As a liberal in the Deep South, I am in the minority, but I persist.

#alabama, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-personal, #jones-doug-1954, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump’s Coronavirus Response Was Beyond Incompetent

He wasn’t oblivious to the danger. He just didn’t care.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #ethics-personal, #presidential-election-of-2020, #quarantines, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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As a University Spokesman, Can I Promote a Reopening Plan I Question?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on what to do when you believe an employer is putting financial concerns ahead of health and safety — and more.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #ethics-personal

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Is It OK That I Haven’t Told My Parents I Was Fired?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on why it can be hard to tell family you’ve lost your job, whether to collect unemployment benefits and more.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-personal, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #lying, #unemployment

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Covid-19 Testing Is in Short Supply. Should You Still Get a Test?

Public health officials once suggested only people with symptoms should be tested. Now some say getting one is a civic duty.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-personal, #masks, #shortages, #tests-medical

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Don’t Fear Dying. Fear Violence.

Why do millions of practitioners of the Jain religion strive to avoid harming even microscopic creatures?

#death-and-dying, #ethics-personal, #jainism, #philosophy, #vegetarianism

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Can My Boss Make Me Promise I Don’t Have Covid-19 Symptoms?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on balancing workplace safety against personal privacy, and more.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-personal, #parenting, #workplace-environment

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Should I Call the Cops on My Stepson?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on calling the cops when you think your stepson has a drug addiction, giving your sibling money — and more.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #domestic-violence, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #ethics-personal, #quarantines, #race-and-ethnicity

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Putting a Dollar Value on Life? Governments Already Do

Trade-offs are routine in health policy, and the math and analysis underlying them have been around for decades.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-personal, #medicine-and-health, #united-states-economy

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My Brother Isn’t Raising His Child Right. Should I Speak Up?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on voicing concerns to a sibling about how he brings up his child and to officemates who embrace coronavirus conspiracies.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-personal, #home-schooling, #quarantines, #vaccination-and-immunization

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The Coronavirus Vaccine May Have a Shortcut: Infecting Volunteers

Should we take it?

#clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #debatable, #ethics-personal, #oxford-university, #respiratory-diseases, #smallpox, #viruses

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We Can Make the Post-Pandemic World a Better Place

Our obligations to one another won’t end when this crisis does.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-personal, #philosophy

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How Do I Deal With a Friend Who Thinks Covid-19 Is a Hoax?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on what to do when a friend believes the coronavirus pandemic is a worldwide conspiracy — and more.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #ethics-personal, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #world-health-organization

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When Duty Calls, and Menaces

Amid the cheers of gratitude, a painful debate is brewing as doctors grapple with whether to join the front lines of a pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #emergency-medical-treatment, #ethics-personal, #hospitals, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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My Roommate’s Boyfriend Still Visits Despite the Outbreak. Can I Object?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on what to do when your roommate doesn’t understand that practicing social distancing means not seeing her boyfriend.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #ethics-personal, #roommates

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Our Cruel Treatment of Animals Led to the Coronavirus

The conditions that lead to the emergence of new infectious diseases are the same ones that inflict horrific harms on animals.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #antibiotics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-personal, #philosophy

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