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Pfizer jab approved for children, but first other people need to be vaccinated

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In this blog for the Conversation Dominic Wilkinson, Jonathan Pugh and Julian Savulescu argue that the UK and other Western Countries should be giving vaccines to adults at high risk of serious illness in countries in urgent need of vaccine,...

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Learning to live with COVID – the tough choice

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Jonathan Pugh, Dominic Wilkinson and Julian Savulescu discuss the ‘trilemma’ associated with a viral suppression strategy in this article in The Conversation.

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There’s no need to pause vaccine rollouts when there’s a safety scare. Give the public the facts and let them decide

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Julian Savulescu, Dominic Wilkinson and Jonathan Pugh co-authored this article for The Conversation. When someone gets sick after receiving a vaccine, this might be a complication or coincidence. This article argues that what matters ethically is not only vaccine confidence...

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Mass antigen testing

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Dominic Wilkinson, Julian Savulescu and Jonathan Pugh published a paper on mass antigen testing in the Journal of Medical Ethics.

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Lateral flow tests and schools: Why the government’s approach is ethically flawed

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A Journal of Medical Ethics blog by Dominic Wilkinson, Julian Savulescu and Jonathan Pugh, was published on 12 March: ‘Lateral flow tests and schools: Why the government’s approach is ethically flawed’.

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COVID vaccines: is it wrong to jump the queue?

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Dominic Wilkinson and Jonathan Pugh published a blog on The Conversation website ‘COVID vaccines: is it wrong to jump the queue?’ on 11 March. This article discusses the ethical and moral ‘rights’ and ‘wrongs’ of vaccine queue jumping.

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The questions we should be asking about vaccine passports

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Cian O’Donovan’s blog ‘The questions we should be asking about vaccine passports’ was published by Research Fortnight and Research Europe on 11 March. This article discusses the need for inter- and transdisciplinary evaluation of vaccine passport infrastructures. It argues that...

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Is it irrational not to have a plan? Should there have been national guidance on rationing in the NHS?

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Dominic Wilkinson and Jonathan Pugh published a blog in The Journal of Medical Ethics on 2 March entitled ‘Is it irrational not to have a plan? Should there have been national guidance on rationing in the NHS?’ If it becomes...

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Self-experimentation with vaccines

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Jonathan Pugh, Dominic Wilkinson and Julian Savulescu authored the article ‘Self-experimentation with vaccines’ for the Journal of Medical Ethics blog. Regulators have taken an increasing interest in self-experimentation in the context of bio-hacking given the potential risks it may pose...

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