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03/24/2020 - 7:20am

I joined 1400 bioethics colleagues in this letter to Congress and the White House, imploring the U.S. government to immediately use its federal power and funds to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic as a matter of moral imperative. 

Ensure the manufacture and distribution of needed supplies....

03/24/2020 - 6:41am

Written by Hazem Zohny In times of crises, the archetypal ethicist sits in the proverbial armchair and hums and haws, testing out intuitions about an action or policy against a jumble of moral theories. Covid-19 shows why the archetypal ethicist is as useless as antibiotics are for viral infections. This is because virtually all the […]

03/24/2020 - 6:27am

By Julian Savulescu and Dominic Wilkinson Cross-posted from ABC Online Imagine there are two patients with respiratory failure. Joan is 40, normally employed with two children and no other health conditions or disabilities. Mary is 80, with severe dementia, in a nursing home. In the Western world, doctors are gearing up for an explosion of […]

03/24/2020 - 5:20am

Written by Stephen Rainey Recently, I wrote about some possible limits of democratic politics in the context of climate change science. The idea was that politics could owe debts to citizens that might prompt suspension of established, and in themselves desirable, norms under certain circumstances. Coronavirus presents more such circumstances, so it’s worth revisiting those […]

03/24/2020 - 4:00am

Please join us in congratulating all of the finalists in this unique final for the Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics, and in particular our winners, Eric Sheng and Maya Krishnan. In an Oxford Uehiro Centre first the 6th Annual Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics was held as a Zoom webinar event. The Finalists in each […]

03/23/2020 - 4:23pm

The metaphor “flattening the curve” has succinctly captured the challenge of responding to the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. With no vaccine or effective treatment, the use of social distancing measures attempts to delay the spread of infection and keep the need for intensive, hospital-based health services within the capacity of our health care… Read more

The post Flattening the Curve, Then What? appeared first on The Hastings Center.

03/23/2020 - 9:51am

Written by Dominic Wilkinson, University of Oxford This article was originally published on The Conversation Waiting is never easy. Sometimes the period when you know that something bad is coming is almost harder than when it finally arrives. Across the health service, there is an enormous and unprecedented effort underway to prepare for the coming […]

03/23/2020 - 5:30am

The Association of Bioethics Program Directors has been sharing various implemented or “under development” triage policies in anticipation of expected shortages of ventilators and other critical care equipment in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.


03/23/2020 - 5:30am
The Association of Bioethics Program Directors has been sharing various implemented or “under development” triage policies in anticipation of expected shortages of ventilators and other critical care equipment in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.