Opinion

Herd immunity accepts people will die. Is that ethical?

Nicholas Stuart
By Nicholas Stuart
Updated July 1 2021 - 4:21pm, first published March 24 2020 - 1:00pm
Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy wanted the schools kept open. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

You might have heard there are "differences" between health officers of our various state and federal jurisdictions over whether schools should be closed. That's correct. Unfortunately, describing what's happening like this suggests that the split is minimal, irrelevant, and not really something you need to be bothered about.

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Nicholas Stuart

Nicholas Stuart is a Canberra writer.