Vaccine Boosters, Vaccine Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism
In this rapid ethics review, the Prioritisation team, with Aksel Sterri and Emily Kinder, analyse the ethical ramifications of conflicting approaches to the allocation of Covid-19 vaccine boosters, between arguments for countries prioritising doses for their own citizens vs arguments...
Ethical analysis of Conservative MPs’ opposition to covid-19 certification
UK Government’s ‘Plan B’ covid-19 measures passed through Parliament, but opposed by many of the Conservative Party. This piece focuses on MPs’ arguments against covid-19 certificates.
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The ethics of pandemic vaccine prioritisation
This rapid ethics review by the Prioritisation team looks at the ethics literature regarding the prioritisation of vaccines in a pandemic, which will serve to contextualise the UK’s approach to the prioritisation of vaccines for covid-19.
Payment for vaccination
In this Rapid ethics review by the Prioritisation team, we highlight the moral dimensions that are relevant to assessing the moral permissibility of the various measures to increase covid-19 vaccination rates employed by different countries.
Childhood consent for covid-19 vaccination
This Rapid ethics review by the Prioritisation team looks at the significant ethical challenges of whether or not children should be offered vaccination against covid-19, taking into account best interests, capacity to consent, vaccine mandates, and data governance issues.
Pandemic public engagement: An ethical analysis
This rapid ethics review by Jamie Webb of the Public values, transparency and governance workstream considers a number of examples of public engagement processes conducted during the pandemic so far, and discusses them in relation to three key themes.
A levels 2021: understanding grade inflation, inequalities and data flows during covid-19 assessments
In this review we assess why grade inflation is a risk, and to whom. But our review also finds that other serious issues are also at stake for students.
Making older people visible: solving the denominator problem in care home data
This Rapid Ethics Review highlights the state-of-the-art research on the reasons for the denominator problem in care home data and shows how ethical arguments are critical in helping decision-makers understand the values and issues at play in designing better data...
Immunity certification infrastructures and ethics: Principles and strategies for decision making
Dr Cian O'Donavan, Dr Melanie Smallman and Professor James Wilson, in this Rapid Ethics Review, help us to understand the values at play in the way immunity certification infrastructures might work.
Ethical considerations in unfairness and mitigating social disparities in covid-19 vaccine distribution and uptake in the UK
In this Rapid Ethics Review, Alex McKeown looks at the decisions that must be made about how vaccines should be allocated and distributed.