New Ideal - Reason | Individualism | Capitalism

After Omicron, Should We Be Aiming at ‘Zero Covid’?

In this episode of New Ideal Live, Agustina Vergara Cid interviews Amesh Adalja, a well-known expert on pandemic preparedness, about the Omicron variant, the idea of “zero Covid,” and other issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Among the topics. . .

How to Think about Coronavirus Conspiracism

The recently released documentary Plandemic is a perfect example of the type of conspiratorial thinking that has emerged during the Covid-19 pandemic. The claim: that the virus was not “naturally occurring” and thus. . .

The Guidance We Need to Follow the Coronavirus Science

Only a rational code of ethics can tell us which science to follow to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Health Care Workers’ Battle with ‘Moral Distress’

In this episode of New Ideal Live, Ben Bayer and Elan Journo discuss the philosophical ideas that worsen the “moral distress” currently plaguing doctors and nurses. Among the topics covered: How many health care workers are leaving their jobs or. . .

Is It Moral to Accept Government Money During Covid-19?

Is it morally permissible to accept government money? Does the answer change in the midst of a pandemic like Covid-19? In this episode of New Ideal Live, Elan Journo and Onkar Ghate discuss how to think through these questions in a principled way. . .

The Unscientific, Un-American Ethics of Vaccine Distribution

It’s absurd to treat philosophers’ “intuitions” as standards for government distribution of the Covid vaccine.


Amid the havoc and upheaval brought on by the novel coronavirus outbreak, there’s much to cover. This page showcases our latest pandemic-related content.