Monthly Archives: May 2021
Rushed Vaccine Certificates Hurt the Young & Herd Immunity
May 27, 2021 · by impact ethics · in Canada, Community, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Law & Policy, Pandemic, Pharmaceuticals, Science and Technology, Social Justice, Vaccine, vulnerability
Michael Crawford argues that implementation of immunity passports and vaccination certificates should be delayed until young adults and youths can be vaccinated: justice demands equitable access, but delay will also help reduce the risk of re-emergence, new variants, and additional long-term economic harms.
Webinar Physicians’ Cavalier Terms About Triage from COVID Ventilators
May 13, 2021 · by impact ethics · in Canada, Community, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Law & Policy, Pandemic, Public Health, Social Justice
Jeff Nisker contends that cavalier terms used during a webinar by ICU physicians about pandemic triage send a negative message to persons with disabilities.
COVID-19 & Public Health: Fairness in Economic Structures
May 6, 2021 · by impact ethics · in Canada, Community, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Inclusivity, Law & Policy, Pandemic, Privacy and Trust, Public Health, Social Justice, vulnerability, women
Michael Crawford outlines how the COVID-19 epidemic reveals why fair, universal, and prorated access to paid sick leave and other benefits are necessary to address health and productivity challenges experienced by the precariously employed.