COVID-19, the swedish 'experiment', and me

Jack Dowie*

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In this personal vision paper the Swedish approach to COVID-19 prompts an exploration of how and why assuming individual rationality coupled with minimal social restriction may be as good a solution as any and better than most. A COVID sub-model is developed and populated with probabilities for four outcomes of infecting another person (asymptomatic, sick, hospitalized, dead), conditional on three observable characteristics (sex, age, and BMI), and (dis)utilities for three categories of person (nearest/dearest, friends/colleagues and unknown others) experiencing those outcomes. The implications for a liberal democracy are drawn, based on the assumptions that individual citizens will and should maximise their informed expected utility, exhibiting commons sense' as well as common sense.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelpHealth 2020 - Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Wearable Micro and Nano Technologies for Personalized Health
RedaktørerBernd Blobel, Lenka Lhotska, Peter Pharow, Filipe Sousa
ForlagIOS Press
Publikationsdato4. sep. 2020
Sider211-216
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781643681122
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 4. sep. 2020
Begivenhed17th International Conference on Wearable Micro and Nano Technologies for Personalized Health, pHealth 2020 - Prague, Tjekkiet
Varighed: 14. sep. 202016. sep. 2020

Konference

Konference17th International Conference on Wearable Micro and Nano Technologies for Personalized Health, pHealth 2020
LandTjekkiet
ByPrague
Periode14/09/202016/09/2020
NavnStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Vol/bind273
ISSN0926-9630

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