Covid-19 Medical Rationing: American and Israeli Perspectives

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
Yaron Covo
Former law clerk to Hon. Justice Daphne Barak-Erez of the Supreme Court of Israel and doctoral candidate at Columbia Law School

So long as there is no vaccine for COVID-19, there is a concern that hospitals will not be able to provide treatment for all patients in need of life-saving care, particularly ICU resources and ventilators. How should medical providers allocate scarce resources in such circumstances? And what do disability rights laws say about medical rationing protocols adopted by governments and medical providers to address this issue? This presentation discusses these difficult questions, providing examples from U.S. and Israeli COVID-19 medical rationing protocols.