Principes de prévention et de précaution : quelques repères pour leur compréhension [Principles of prevention and precaution : some guidelines for understanding them]

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serval:BIB_56ECC2EEBE3F
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Publications
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Title
Principes de prévention et de précaution : quelques repères pour leur compréhension [Principles of prevention and precaution : some guidelines for understanding them]
Journal
Revue medicale suisse
Author(s)
Vernez D., Cornuz J.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
04/11/2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
16
Number
713
Pages
2114-2117
Language
french
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted, sometimes painfully, the stakes of decision-making in a context of significant uncertainty. Social distance, wearing a mask, confinement… difficult choices with significant health, social and economic impacts. To guide and justify our decisions, the principles of precaution and prevention have been used. Invoked like mantras to protect us from bad luck, are these two principles really a panacea for these situations ? Not sure… Beyond their intrinsic moral value and the rationality they bring to the decision-making process, their implementation suffers from serious limitations. Doesn't their use make us forget the essential ? The need to tackle the roots of the problem before ending up in an uncomfortable toss-up.
Keywords
Betacoronavirus, Coronavirus Infections/prevention & control, Humans, Pandemics/prevention & control, Pneumonia, Viral/prevention & control, Uncertainty
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