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Perspective: For Seniors, COVID-19 Sets Off A Pandemic Of Despair

29 May, 2020 | 03:23h | UTC

For Seniors, COVID-19 Sets Off A Pandemic Of Despair – Kaiser Health News

 


Opinion: Ethical Guidelines for Deliberately Infecting Volunteers with COVID-19 to Speed Vaccine Development

29 May, 2020 | 03:19h | UTC

Ethical guidelines for deliberately infecting volunteers with COVID-19 – Journal of Medical Ethics

Commentary: COVID-19 vaccine development: New guidelines for ethical approach to infecting trial volunteers – University of Warwick

Related: Challenge trials can speed development of a Covid-19 vaccine. Planning for them needs to start now – STAT AND AstraZeneca says it may consider exposing vaccine trial participants to virus – Reuters

 


Ethical Guidelines for COVID-19 Tracing Apps

29 May, 2020 | 03:18h | UTC

Ethical guidelines for COVID-19 tracing apps – Nature

 


Study: Financial Ties Between Leaders of Influential US Professional Medical Associations and Industry

28 May, 2020 | 09:37h | UTC

Financial ties between leaders of influential US professional medical associations and industry: cross sectional study – The BMJ

Editorial: Financial relations between leaders of US medical societies and industry – The BMJ

 


Opinion: The ‘Just Stay Home’ Message Will Backfire

26 May, 2020 | 09:33h | UTC

The ‘Just Stay Home’ Message Will Backfire – The Atlantic

“We need less extreme and more nuanced recommendations for navigating life during the pandemic.”

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


Ethics of Controlled Human Infection to Address COVID-19

22 May, 2020 | 04:49h | UTC

Ethics of controlled human infection to address COVID-19 – Science

 


Allocating Scarce Resources and Triaging Patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic

13 May, 2020 | 01:55h | UTC

Allocating Scarce Resources and Triaging Patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic – Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Commentary: COVID-19 Triage, Allocation Decisions Must Be Guided by Ethical Principles and Values – American College of Cardiology

 


Ethics and Governance for Digital Disease Surveillance

12 May, 2020 | 03:23h | UTC

Ethics and governance for digital disease surveillance – Science

 


AGS Position Statement: Resource Allocation Strategies and Age‐Related Considerations in the COVID‐19 Era

7 May, 2020 | 09:24h | UTC

AGS Position Statement: Resource Allocation Strategies and Age‐Related Considerations in the COVID‐19 Era and Beyond – Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

News Release: Position statement addresses difficult issue: allocating scare resources in COVID-19 era – American Geriatrics Society

“Age should never be used as a means for categorically excluding someone from what is ordinarily the standard of care, nor should age “cut-offs” be used in allocation strategies.”

 


Privileges and Immunity Certification During the COVID-19 Pandemic

7 May, 2020 | 09:13h | UTC

Privileges and Immunity Certification During the COVID-19 Pandemic – JAMA

Related article: The Ethics of COVID-19 Immunity-Based Licenses (“Immunity Passports”) – JAMA

See also: Ethical and Legal Challenges of COVID-19 Immunity Certificates (articles and commentaries on the subject)

 


Ethical and Legal Challenges of COVID-19 Immunity Certificates

5 May, 2020 | 04:16h | UTC

COVID-19 immunity passports and vaccination certificates: scientific, equitable, and legal challenges – The Lancet

Related: Covid-19 ‘immunity certificates’: practical and ethical conundrums – STAT AND The Dangerous History of Immunoprivilege – The New York Times AND “COVID-19 ‘Immunity Passports’ and Dystopian Segregation: A Few Concerns” – Bioethics.net

 


Opinion: Pregnant Women Should be Given the Opportunity to be Included in Clinical Trials for COVID-19

3 May, 2020 | 21:51h | UTC

Protection by Exclusion: Another Missed Opportunity to Include Pregnant Women in Research During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic – Obstetrics & Gynecology

“We recommend and urge the scientific community and professional societies that, without clear justification for exclusion, pregnant women should be given the opportunity to be included in clinical trials for COVID-19 based on the concepts of justice, equity, autonomy, and informed consent.”

 


Perspective: Covid-19 — A Reminder to Reason

30 Apr, 2020 | 04:15h | UTC

Covid-19 — A Reminder to Reason – New England Journal of Medicine

 


Which Epidemiologist do you Believe? The Debate About Lockdown is Not a Contest Between Good and Evil

28 Apr, 2020 | 04:33h | UTC

Which epidemiologist do you believe? – UnHeard

“The debate about lockdown is not a contest between good and evil”

 


Perspective: Scientists Who Express Different Views on Covid-19 Should Be Heard, not Demonized

28 Apr, 2020 | 04:30h | UTC

Scientists who express different views on Covid-19 should be heard, not demonized – STAT

 


Pandemic Parlance: Public Health Needs new Language for the Coronavirus Pandemic

28 Apr, 2020 | 04:22h | UTC

Pandemic parlance: public health needs new language for the coronavirus pandemic – The BMJ Opinion

 


Perspective: Opposing Discriminatory Approaches to the Allocation of Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Health System Catastrophes

26 Apr, 2020 | 21:28h | UTC

Universal Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders, Social Worth, and Life-Years: Opposing Discriminatory Approaches to the Allocation of Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Health System Catastrophes – Annals of Internal Medicine

Related Debate: Is it Wrong to Prioritize Younger Patients with Covid-19?

 


Perspective: Against Pandemic Research Exceptionalism

24 Apr, 2020 | 03:39h | UTC

Against pandemic research exceptionalism – Science

“Crises are no excuse for lowering scientific standards.”

 


Debate: Is it Wrong to Prioritize Younger Patients with Covid-19?

24 Apr, 2020 | 03:30h | UTC

Is it wrong to prioritise younger patients with covid-19? – The BMJ

Commentary: Should age be a prioritizing factor in deciding who gets treated for COVID-19? – News Medical

 


Editorial: Is CPR Justified for Hospital Patients with Covid-19?

7 Apr, 2020 | 04:26h | UTC

Editorial: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation after Hospital Admission with Covid-19 – The BMJ

“This pandemic has changed the risk-benefit balance for CPR: from “there is no harm in trying” to “there is little benefit to the patient, and potentially significant harm to staff.””

 


Opinion: Doctors Need Room to Make the Wrenching Decisions They Face

6 Apr, 2020 | 01:27h | UTC

Doctors Need Room to Make the Wrenching Decisions They Face – The New York Times

“New York is granting health care providers civil and criminal immunity during the coronavirus emergency. So should other states.”

 


Guidance: Allocation of Scarce Critical Care Resources During a Public Health Emergency

3 Apr, 2020 | 04:00h | UTC

Allocation of Scarce Critical Care Resources During a Public Health Emergency – University of Pittsburg

Commentary: A system to allocate scarce ventilators and ICU beds gains traction for not counting any group out – STAT

 


COVID-19: Ethical Guidance Published for Frontline Staff Dealing with Pandemic

2 Apr, 2020 | 04:11h | UTC

Ethical guidance published for frontline staff dealing with pandemic – Royal College of Physicians

Related: An Ethicist on How to Make Impossible Decisions – The Atlantic

 


Ethical Considerations in the Allocation of Critical Care Resources When Capacity is Overwhelmed

31 Mar, 2020 | 04:37h | UTC

Ethical considerations in the allocation of critical care resources when capacity is overwhelmed – Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine

 


The Importance of Addressing Advance Care Planning and Decisions About Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders During Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

30 Mar, 2020 | 01:33h | UTC

The Importance of Addressing Advance Care Planning and Decisions About Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders During Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) – JAMA

 


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