Should doctors be in charge of pandemic policy?

By | 6th October 2020

Would the world be a better place if it were governed by physicians instead of politicians? The Greek scholar, Plato, asked that question 2,500 years ago. After all, physicians focus on healing the sick and promoting the health of the well. Why would you not want to put them in charge? That focus, Plato says, is precisely why you should not let them have that power. There is more to a good life and a good society than health alone….

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