Author Archives: impact ethics

Regulating Chemicals in Your Cosmetics

Addie Tiller discusses the nuances of toxicants in cosmetics and how researchers and politicians are calling for better regulation in Canada.

Baby W and the Fraught Landscape of Paediatric Medical Decision-Making

James A Anderson and Andrew Helmers reflect on the recent Baby W case and call for clarity regarding the limits of both parental and medical authority in medical decision-making for children.

How should we think about unintended consequences of vaccine mandates?

Maxwell J. Smith considers the nature and significance of unintended consequences of vaccine mandates.

Vaccine Mandates and a Request for “Unvaccinated” Blood

Maya Goldenberg and Chris Kaposy draw out a possible relationship between the recent Baby W case in New Zealand involving a request for “unvaccinated” blood and COVID-19 vaccine mandates in force during the pandemic.

Vulnerabilities in the Late Stages of the Pandemic

Daniel Lucas points out a potential omission bias in the politics of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and outlines why it may be a threat to vulnerable groups and persons.