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Prudence in the pandemic

Responsible decision-making in pursuit of the common good involves trade-offs. This hard fact about the human condition puts us in what seems an impossible dilemma. If we affirm the infinite value of all human life, then we seem committed to ruling out all trade-offs—and life becomes a series of tortured and impossible demands to avoid any risk to the life of another. [1]