The trolley problem is the perfect meme for our government's pandemic response

The trolley problem is the perfect meme for our government's pandemic response

The trolley problem demonstrates just how dire the coronavirus pandemic is becoming — with a touch of surrealist humor, of course. 

In the moral paradox, a trolley’s brakes stop working, and as it gathers speed it risks killing a group of people on the tracks and the trolley passengers. You happen to be standing next to a lever that would divert the trolley onto another path, where a single person is standing. You can’t save both, so you have to decide between letting the trolley take its course and kill multiple people, or be responsible for killing one person to save the others. 

The United States is facing a parallel, but much less morally conflicting issue. The disease COVID-19 caused by the novel coronavirus continues to spread, despite multiple states mandating “shelter in place” and “safer at home” policies. Closing non-essential businesses is more effective for social distancing and flattening the curve, but millions are out of jobs and unable to pay their bills.  Read more…

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The trolley problem is the perfect meme for our government's pandemic response