The Ethics Blog

A blog from the Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB)

Tag: vaccination

Proceed carefully with vaccine against covid-19

Pharmaceutical companies want to quickly manufacture a vaccine against covid-19, with human testing and launch in the market as soon as possible. In a debate article, Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist at CRB warns of the risk of losing the larger risk perspective: “Tests on people and a potential premature mass vaccination entail risks. It is easy […]

Risks are not just about numbers

On a daily basis, we are informed about risks. The media tell us that obesity increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases and that we can reduce the risk of Alzheimers by eating the right kind of food. We are confronted with the potential danger of nanoparticles and mobile phone radiation. Not to mention the never […]

Vaccine prioritization and the new Japanese pandemic law (by Yusuke Inoue)

For many years, balancing individual human rights against social benefits has been the standard theme for public health ethics. Here I would like to update you on a recent discussion in Japan. Last month a new law was introduced in Japan. Originally the enactment was planned later, but it was speeded up because of the […]

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