NEW Thinking Out Loud: Corona Edition

Covid-19: who should be vaccinated first?

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After healthcare and some other essential workers, it might seem the most obvious candidates for a Covid-19 vaccine (if we have one) are the elderly and other groups that are more vulnerable to the virus. But Alberto Giubilini argues that prioritising children may be a better option as this could maximise the benefits of indirect immunity for elderly and other vulnerable groups. (21 September 2020)

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Are coronavirus contact tracing apps safe?

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Are contact tracing apps safe? Philosopher Carissa Véliz (University of Oxford), author of 'Privacy is Power', explains why we should think twice about using such apps. They pose a serious risk to our privacy, and this matters, even if you think you have nothing to hide! (6 August 2020)


Why Parental Status Matters When Allocating Scarce Medical Resources

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With Moti Gorin (Colorado State University) on which patients we should treat, if we can’t treat them all. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought questions about how to allocate scarce medical resources to the forefront. In this Thinking Out Loud interview with Katrien Devolder, Philosopher Moti Gorin (Colorado State University) argues that parents (or primary caregivers) of a dependent child should (sometimes) get priority. A controversial position that nevertheless has some intuitive appeal! (16 July 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


(Un)fair access to Covid-19 treatment in Mexico?

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With César Palacios-González on fair access to Covid-19 treatment in Mexico - about how problems of corruption and racism in Mexico posed challenges for developing the federal guidelines for the allocation of scarce medical resources (3 June 2020)


Past the Peak of the Coronavirus Pandemic: Triage of Non-Covid-19 patients

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Some countries are now past the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, and new ethical issues are arising: the healthcare system continues to be under enormous pressure: because of safety measures, it works much less efficiently than before, there will continue to be Covid-19 patients, and there is an enormous backlog of patients whose treatments have been put on hold. Who should now get treatment first, and who will have to wait? OUCs Dominic Wilkinson, Professor of Medical Ethics and Consultant in Newborn Intensive Care, sheds some light on this important and extremely urgent ethical question, and proposes a practical solution (27 May 2020).


Covid19 - Should doctors and nurses keep working if they lack personal protective equipment?

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Hundreds of health and social care workers have already died during the coronavirus pandemic. In this conversation with Katrien Devolder, Philosopher Udo Schüklenk argues that it is morally permissible for doctors, nurses and other care workers to stop working if they lack PPE (28 April 2020).


Is the coronavirus pandemic worse for women?

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Dr Ganguli Mitra talks about how pandemics increase existing inequalities in societies, and how this may result in even more victims than those from the disease itself. She urges governments and others to take social justice considerations much more into account when preparing for, and tackling, pandemics. This is an interview with Katrien Devolder as part of the Thinking Out Loud video series (17 April 2020).


Triage in an Italian ICU During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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In this episode of Thinking Out Loud, Katrien Devolder talks to Italian  intensive care specialist, Dr Marco Vergano, about his experiences at his ICU during the coronavirus pandemic, and the difficult decisions he is faced with on a daily basis about who to treat and who to let die (8 April 2020).


What caused the coronavirus pandemic?

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In this Thinking Out Loud interview, Katrien Devolder talks to philosopher Peter Singer about the causes of the coronavirus outbreak and what ought to be done to prevent future pandemics (2 April 2020). 


Announcing the New Thinking Out Loud: Corona Edition

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In this video, Katrien Devolder announces a new Thinking Out Loud video series with philosophers and other experts discussing ethical issues raised by the corona-crisis.