The psycho-social day-to-day experience of COVID-19 pandemic has shone some light on the wider scope of health vulnerability and has correspondingly enlarged the ethical debate surrounding the social implications of health and healthcare . This emerging paradigm is neither a single-handed problem of biomedical scientists nor of social analysts . It instead needs a strategically oriented collaborative and interdisciplinary preventive effort . To that effect, this article presents some socio-ethical reflections underscoring the judicious use of the insight from care ethics as an asset in minimizing the possible propagation of the COVID-19 virus and the escalation of its vulnerability in the day-to-day human interaction . It further emphasizes that if this insight is overlooked, the effects of the diverse facets of the “ shadow pandemics ” of COVID-19—fallouts on both the affected and the infected—may equally be deadly.