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Berryessa, C. M.  (2020). Compassionate release as a “right” in the age of COVID-19. American Journal of Bioethics, 20, 185-187

In their article Vexing, Veiled, and Inequitable:  Social Distancing and the RightsDivide in the Age of COVID-19,Fairchild et al. (2020) argue that social distancing is a right to be extended and defended.”  Specifically, such a right in the age of COVID-19 should extend equally across the population, and the authors astutely suggest that social distancing operates in a society already marred by inequalities across the elderly, sick, and historically disadvantaged. Such inequalities mirror the patterns of infection seen thus far across the United States.