Category Pandemic

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.

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. 

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COVID-19 & Public Health: Fairness in Economic Structures

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.

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.