The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics seeks to strengthen teaching and research about pressing ethical issues; to foster sound norms of ethical reasoning and civic discussion; and to share the work of our community in the public interest.
COVID-19 Rapid Response Impact Initiative
Pandemic Resilience Roadmap
April 20, 2020:
Our COVID-19 Response Initiative, a bipartisan group of experts in economics, public health, technology and ethics from across the country, has released the nation’s first comprehensive operational roadmap for mobilizing and reopening the U.S. economy in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.
You can find the full report, Roadmap to Pandemic Resilience, here.
You can also see a video explaining the Roadmap--How We Reopen, by Vi Hart--here on YouTube.
You can find additional information about the Pandemic Resilience Roadmap at www.pandemictesting.org.
The Edmond J. Safra Center at Harvard University has convened a rapid response initiative in response to the COVID-19 threat.
The initiative brings interdisciplinary scholarship to bear on the crisis by providing an avenue for swift dissemination of white papers focused on issues of ethics and governance (including of the economy), emerging from the effort to respond to the pandemic. This cross-disciplinary, rapid peer-review process aims to undo the disconnect among lawmakers, technical experts, bureaucracy, and the general public. White papers will engage topics of societal goals, education, the economy, the health system, the temporality of planning, triage in the justice system, volunteerism, and social solidarity.
We share these materials broadly and publicly in the hopes of encouraging wide engagement in supporting our elected decision-makers in this urgent and difficult period of collective planning.
Please check our COVID-19 Response page for all white papers and associated publications from this working group.