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Justice and Vaccination Priority: A Response to CDC and NASEM Proposals
Rosamond Rhodes

by Rosamond Rhodes, Ph.D. As vaccine for COVID-19 becomes available, we anticipate that the initial supply will be inadequate for vaccinating everyone who wants it.  Those responsible for distribution will have to decide who receives vaccination first. To secure the public’s trust that justice is being done, and to promote public support of the implemented allocation policies, the prioritization rationale will have to be coherent and clearly explained.…

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A Serious Situation in Serbia
Blog Editor

Dear AJOB & Readers,  I am writing to highlight a serious situation facing the academic Prof. Vojin Rakić  (personal websiteInstitutional website) who is currently undergoing a terrible time with the Serbian government. Vojin aired political disagreements in the public sphere of the government’s handling of the pandemic and, in return, they have been attacking his career, character and defaming his private life and his family too.…

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  • The 2020 Holiday Season Has To Be Different

    by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. I just finished watching a press conference with my mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago. She announced a new stay-at-home order starting Monday that will last for at least 30...
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    BioethicsTV (October 27-November 1, 2019): #NewAmsterdam; #ChicagoMed

    by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. New Amsterdam (Season 2: Episode 6): Lying; Inherent bias; Chicago Med (Season 5; Episode 6): Excusing battery; Jehovah’s Witness and blood transfusion; Be yourself or maintain health New Amsterdam (Season 2: Episode 6): Lying;...
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    Principles of Biomedical Ethics: Marking Its Fortieth Anniversary

    You can read this editorial and other articles in this month's issue of The American Journal of Bioethics. by Tom Beauchamp, Ph.D. & James Childress, Ph.D. We are pleased to join the editors of AJOB in marking the 40th anniversary...
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    ‘Nobody Sees Us’: Testing-Lab Workers Strain Under Demand
    Testing is essential to our fight against #COVID-19. Have you thought about those that give tests to millions of Americans daily? Testing teams are grappling with burnout as these surges approach. How can we consider this population in ethics?
    Pfizer says placebo patients will eventually get its Covid-19 vaccine. The question of when is complicated
    “Should patients who volunteer to be in Covid-19 vaccine studies, but who are assigned to get placebo, be offered the vaccine? As companies and regulators raced to start clinical trials in the summer, that question was left open…”
    The long-awaited question of who will receive the #COVID19 vaccine first has been answered. After deliberation, a panel of experts recommended healthcare workers and long-term care residents be in priority for the vaccine. What does this mean for all?
    ‘It will change everything’: DeepMind’s AI makes gigantic leap in solving protein structures
    Why is protein structure so important? A recent development with DeepMind AI has made history in determining a protein’s structure. What could this mean for future speed and discovery of drugs? What ethics has to be considered when using...
    The Last Children of Down Syndrome
    Prenatal testing has greatly changed the prevalence of some conditions across the world. For example, take a look at this Atlantic piece by Sarah Zhang  about Denmark, where universal screening has dropped Down Syndrome cases sharply. What...
    After Admitting Mistake, AstraZeneca Faces Difficult Questions About Its Vaccine
    AstraZeneca recently disclosed a key mistake in their vaccine trials. How will this impact the trust and reliability of their results? What ethics needs to be considered regarding this mistake? Can these results now hold up with further testing?
    Beyond burnout: For health care workers, this surge of Covid-19 is bringing burnover
    “Clinicians again face work that’s risky, heart-rending, physically exhausting, and demoralizing, all the elements of burnout. They have seen this before and are frustrated it is happening again.” What effects will this have on healthcare workers?
    Leading genetics experts call for more racial representation in their industry
    “As the Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare the racial inequalities in the United States’ health care system, entrepreneurs in genetic research are speaking out about the importance of encouraging community outreach to combat those disparities and increasing...
    The ethical questions that haunt facial-recognition research
    Although facial recognition software proves to be useful in certain scenarios, what happens if this technology falls into the wrong hands. Researchers must recognize that unethical facial recognition practice is fundamentally dangerous.
    Doctors Are Calling It Quits Under Stress of the Pandemic
    “The clinicians also painted a grim picture of their lives, as the pandemic enters a newly robust phase with record case counts in the United States. About half already said their mental exhaustion was at an all-time high. Many...
    The story of mRNA: How a once-dismissed idea became a leading technology in the Covid vaccine race
    “The liquid that many hope could help end the Covid-19 pandemic is stored in a nondescript metal tank in a manufacturing complex owned by Pfizer, one of the world’s biggest drug companies. There is nothing remarkable about the container,...
    ‘No One Is Listening to Us’
    “In the imminent future, patients will start to die because there simply aren’t enough people to care for them. Doctors and nurses will burn out. The most precious resource the U.S. health-care system has in the struggle against COVID-19...


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