Category COVID-19

Are you a Credible Source?

Erica Seelemann discusses common psychological phenomena that contribute to our media environment becoming increasingly unreliable and shares how to know when you’re expert enough to be considered a credible source.

Is There a Duty to Get Vaccinated?

Chris Kaposy examines some of the reasoning that motivates those who refuse vaccination against COVID-19 and finds much that is deficient and disturbing.

Fetal Tissue Research and Abortion: Related and Conflated

Andrew Allen considers the impact of contemporary politics on fetal tissue research policy in the U.S. and warns that ethical decision-making about health is difficult when politics interferes.

Rushed Vaccine Certificates Hurt the Young & Herd Immunity

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

Jeff Nisker contends that cavalier terms used during a webinar by ICU physicians about pandemic triage send a negative message to persons with disabilities.