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Alberto Giubilini Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics University of Oxford Cross posted with The Conversation   “We are all in this together”, except that we are not. One of the most widely used slogans of the pandemic might need to be adjusted. Maybe: “We are all in this together, until there is a way out.” […]

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Written by Alberto Giubilini Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities University of Oxford   Former UK supreme court justice and historian Lord Jonathan Sumption recently made the following claim: “I don’t accept that all lives are of equal value. My children’s and my grandchildren’s life is worth much […]

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Written by Alberto Giubilini (Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and WEH, University of Oxford ) Vageesh Jaini (University College London) (Cross posted with the Conversation)   To be properly protective, COVID-19 vaccines need to be given to most people worldwide. Only through widespread vaccination will we reach herd immunity – where enough people are immune to […]

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Written by Alberto Giubilini (Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and WEH, University of Oxford ) Vageesh Jaini (University College London) (Cross posted with the Conversation)   To be properly protective, COVID-19 vaccines need to be given to most people worldwide. Only through widespread vaccination will we reach herd immunity – where enough people are immune to […]

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Written by Alberto Giubilini, Julian Savulescu, Dominic Wilkinson (Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics)   (Cross-posted with the Journal of Medical Ethics blog)   Pfizer has reported preliminary results that their mRNA COVID vaccine is 90% effective during phase III trials. The hope is to have the first doses available for distribution by the end of the year. […]

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Written by: David Albert Jones Anscombe Bioethics Centre   Alberto Giubilini Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities University of Oxford   For the purpose of this debate (held online on 12 October 2020), Alberto Giubilini and David Albert Jones each adopted a position on conscientious objection (CO) contrary to […]

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Written by Alberto Giubilini Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities University of Oxford   It’s that time of the year again, when Christmas decorations start to appear way too early in shopping malls. It’s beginning to look a bit too much like Christmas. Except that, being it 2020, of […]

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Alberto Giubilini Julian Savulescu Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics University of Oxford Supported by the UKRI/AHRC funded project “The Ethical Exit Strategy” (Grant number AH/V006819/1) https://practicalethics.web.ox.ac.uk/ethical-exit-strategy-covid-19 These are the “Main Points” and the Executive Summary of a Statement on key ethical considerations and recommendations for the UK “Exit Strategy”, that is, the strategy informing […]

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Written by Alberto Giubilini Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities – Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics University of Oxford     Main point: Lockdown measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 have so far been compulsory in most countries. In the same way, use of contact tracing apps should be compulsory once lockdown measures […]

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Why you should not (be allowed to) have that picnic in the park, even if it does not make a difference   By Alberto Giubilini   It’s a sunny Sunday afternoon, early spring. The kind of afternoon that seems to be inviting you out for a stroll by the river. Maybe have a picnic on […]

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