A moral philosopher explains why the ethics of getting or refusing the COVID-19 vaccine are more complex than it might seem.
Australia was promised a world-class vaccine program. But instead of a rollout, we got an eekout.
It’s normal for different people to mount stronger or weaker immune responses to a vaccine, but post-shot side effects won’t tell you which you are.
Generally speaking, fault can only be proven when the doctor has acted outside of the professional standard of care.
After lockdowns and bans on flying, tourists will have high expectations and demands.
Our well-meaning efforts to use images to help demystify the vaccination process or share our pride in getting a COVID vaccine can backfire.
As more people become vaccinated, many of them are eager to resume their social lives. And yet, many are fearful, and some may not want to return to life as they previously experienced it.
Kenya grapples with two major challenges in the vaccination rollout: access to sufficient doses in light of the global shortage; and vaccine hesitancy.
‘Behavior vaccines’ – practices meant to improve safety and well-being – have been around for years. An educational psychologist says they are particularly important for schools to adopt now.
Still in the midst of a global pandemic, the International Olympic Committee’s dream of hosting the Tokyo Games in a “post-corona world” is not possible. But should the Games go ahead at all?
The media reporting on Indigenous vaccine hesitancy is as sensational as it is incorrect. Indigenous people, for the most part, are not more vaccine hesitant than non-Indigenous Canadians.
Because dementia patients are more likely to acquire COVID-19, and because so many live in close-quarter facilities – like nursing homes – it’s critical to vaccinate them as quickly as possible.
No one likes a long line. But privileging the rich and powerful – as has often been the case – may undermine trust in the vaccine rollout.
Confusion reigns about Nigeria’s distribution plan for its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines.
One important metric by which we can measure the success of our public health system: Ensuring everyone has access to immunization in their community.
Reaching the goals of the plan requires the best possible interaction between public and private -for profit and not-for-profit - healthcare sectors.
Governments are naturally under pressure to focus on national rollouts. But the truth is none of us is safe until we’re all safe.
Vaccination has been controversial from its beginning. Gaining people’s trust in vaccines has been crucial. An important part of that is a strong communications plan.
In a digital age, and with unequal access to vaccines, there are considerable potential downsides to so-called ‘vaccine passports’.
The HPV vaccine is an effective prevention for cervical cancer, especially if adolescents get it before sexual debut.