Category COVID-19

Should Nova Scotia redistribute vaccines to Ontario? Not yet

Andrew Fenton and Letitia Meynell maintain that there is no ethical obligation to re-distribute COVID-19 vaccines to Ontario until the province justly and effectively manages their pandemic response.

Mandating COVID-19 vaccines? Response to nonsense objections

Colleen M. Flood, Bryan Thomas, and Kumanan Wilson rebut Juan Gérvas’s contention that there is insufficient justification for mandating health care worker vaccination against COVID-19.

Global Survey on Ethics in Long Term Care during COVID-19

Angel Petropanagos, Preet Gandhi, and Nipa Chauhan announce the launch of the Ask-LTC project, which is funded and supported by the WHO Ethics and Governance Unit and invite stakeholders in long term care homes around the world to share the ethical issues they have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mandating COVID-19 Vaccines? Nonsense Proposals

Juan Gérvas points out that we do not have enough data about the prevention of virus transmission to justify mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for health care workers.

Yes, Vaccinate Prisoners. But Decarceration is Better

Martha Paynter reveals the COVID-19 crisis in Canadian prisons, and argues that though priority vaccination of prison populations is needed, decarceration would be an even more humane and effective way to prevent transmission.