Free Rider Problem During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Bryan K. C. Choy*, Jose C. Yong

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As of writing, the Covid-19 virus has infected over 280 million individuals and claimed 5 million lives worldwide, representing one of the most severe and protracted crises in recent history. The pandemic has highlighted the numerous difficulties inherent in maintaining public health, with countries finding the road to herd immunity a long and winding one: many countries continue to face high infection numbers, recurring waves of infection, novel viral strains, strained healthcare resources, and slow vaccination rates.

An emerging obstacle in this fight is noncompliance with pandemic management guidelines (Norton et al. 2021). Rates of noncompliance with demonstrably effective measures like frequent handwashing, mask-wearing, social distancing, and vaccination are considerable and worrying, even when (and, sometimes, because) such measures have been made mandatory (e.g.,...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics
EditorsDeborah C. Poff, Alex C. Michalos
Place of PublicationCham
ISBN (Electronic)9783319235141
ISBN (Print)9783319235141
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2022


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