“It’s a very reassuring level of protection we saw.” — Dr. Dan Barouch of @HarvardMed, on the results of a preclinical study of an investigational #JNJ vaccine for #COVID19, published in @nature. Read more in this @nytimes profile.
National prestige and financial reward combine in a #global #pandemic that threatens to revise history. Vaccines are being rushed - who are the recipients? Can medical ethics withstand the challenge? Read J. Moreno #medicalethics #ethics #vaccine #covid19 https://www.thehastingscenter.org/is-the-coronavirus-pandemic-accelerating-bioethics-nationalism/
Nolan M. Kavanagh and Rishi R. Goel write, "Medical students across the country have organized relief efforts for COVID-19. We applaud the compassion, commitment, and creativity of our classmates." http://www.bioethics.net/2020/08/covid-19-relief-efforts-how-can-medical-students-maximize-impact-and-equity/
Emily Walsh argues that we must take seriously the preferences of dementia patients who experience cognitive transformations, & this result ought to impact the moral weight we assign, & encourage dementia patients to assign, to their advance directives https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15265161.2020.1781955
In our August issue, Bryan Cwik argues for replacing the somatic/germline distinction as a key ethical distinction with a more fine-grained categorization schema that allows for better framing of the ethical issues surrounding gene editing #bioethics https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15265161.2020.1783024