Author Archives: impact ethics

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification: A Contentious Proposal

Françoise Baylis highlights some of the limitations of COVID-19 vaccine certificates.

It Is Extremely Unlikely that You Will Not Have a Recurrence

Adam Hayden, a philosopher, writer, speaker, and patient advocate, recalls the day that he and his wife received his diagnosis with a terminal brain cancer.

The coronavirus vaccines are here. Now what?

Maya J. Goldenberg prepares us for the reality that an effective vaccine may stop the pathogen, but it will not establish health.

Genetic Discrimination: Provincial & Territorial Laws Needed

Leah Hutt and Elaine Gibson propose that Federal legislation is insufficient to fully protect the genetic information of Canadians, so provinces and territories must enact laws and regulations within their jurisdictions that can help to ensure further protection for all Canadians from genetic discrimination.

Failure to combat COVID-19 can have economic consequences, too

Maxwell J. Smith argues that choosing to keep businesses and schools open to prevent economic deprivation could have negative economic consequences in the future, and perhaps on even more adverse terms than at present.