Chris Kaposy discusses the significance of a recent challenge of the United Kingdom’s Abortion Act by a group that included Heidi Crowter, a woman who has Down syndrome.
August 2, 2021
· by impact ethics
· in Canada
, Law & Policy
, Privacy and Trust
, Public Health
, Science and Technology
, Social Justice
Chris Kaposy examines some of the reasoning that motivates those who refuse vaccination against COVID-19 and finds much that is deficient and disturbing.
Chris Kaposy compares the legislative processes for declaring and managing the pandemic responses in Ontario and in Newfoundland and Labrador and suggests that empowering Chief Medical Officers of Health makes for better public health decision-making.
Chris Kaposy proposes that prioritization plans for new coronavirus vaccines should take race into account as an important factor that makes people vulnerable in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ramseyer Apau Bediako and Chris Kaposy urge research ethics boards to be more proactive in their research oversight responsibility.