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COVID-19 Vaccine: Hopes, Hypes and Fairness

Dept. of Religion and Philosophy (December 1, 2020)

SEMINAR SERIES : Chinese and Cross-Cultural Health Humanities Lecture Series

LENGTH : 92 min.
ACCESS : Open to all
SUMMARY : As the global COVID-19 epidemic continues to take a heavy toll on human lives, public health and the economy, hopes are high that the unprecedented pace of new vaccine development may help bring an end to the epidemic. This talk will be in two parts. The first part takes a critical look at where the hopes lie, the basis of positive expectation, cautions and yet to be resolved questions on the new COVID-19 vaccine(s). The second part considers ethical issues as related to new vaccine development and its allocation when available, focusing on fairness and responsibilities.  [Go to the full record in the library's catalogue]

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