With hospitals worldwide stretched beyond their limits by the coronavirus pandemic, and some doctors acknowledging that life-and-death choices may have to be made or are already being made as ventilators run short, fears that Israel could face similar heart-wrenching dilemmas are growing among the country’s physicians and philosophers. “I hope we won’t get there, but if the time comes we could be forced to make decisions of life or death,” Avi Weissman, deputy director of Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, told The Times of Israel. Moshe Halbertal, philosopher and co-author of the Israeli Army Code of Ethics, said that he is deeply troubled by scenarios that may emerge. “They are tragic in the sense that any choice comes at a cost,” he said.