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There may be a better way to administer funds to victims

The lead editorial in the Globe May 31 argues that the deadline for filing claims to the One Fund for injuries in the Marathon bombing should remain June 15 because a fair division of the total funds requires knowing how many people have claims on those funds (“Let One Fund deadline stand, but help victims apply”).

That seems wrong. An initial pool of the total funds could meet medical and living expenses for those injured and their families, at least for those who meet certain criteria of eligibility for those funds. Then the balance could be fairly allocated to all claimants from the remaining funds. In this way, immediate needs could be met, and fairness for the magnitude of the claims could be preserved.

Norman Daniels

Brewster

The writer is a professor of ethics and population health at the Harvard School of Public Health.

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