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Highlighted Research from our Bioethics Scholars

  • Human Challenge Trials for the COVID-19 Vaccine
    June 10, 2022 No Comments Human Challenge Trials and COVID-19: The Risks, Rewards, and Ethics Behind Rapidly Developing a New Vaccine By Astrid Burns Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay As the historic COVID-19 pandemic spread rapidly around the globe, medical researchers in the UK arranged human challenge trials to fast track discovery of safe and effective vaccines. These trials

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  • Vulnerable and Valuable: Ageism and Covid-19
    June 8, 2022 No Comments The Rise in Ageism during the Covid-19 Pandemic in Relation to Scarce Resource Allocation Source: Pixabay By Lizzy Washburn This paper will focus on how the Covid-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected the elderly community and has shed light on systemic issues threatening the safety and wellbeing of the elderly community. Additionally, it will explore the

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  • Ableism and COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
    June 3, 2022 No Comments Ableism in COVID-19: Insight into medical injustices suffered by people with intellectual or developmental disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic By Alana DeVirgilio Image from Pixabay This research paper explores the implications of ableism in the medical field, specifically within the COVID-19 pandemic. Through researching the effects of ableist misconceptions, lack of access to resources for

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