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Our outputs include rapid research reviews, commentaries and policy guidance, as well as commissioned research, consultation responses and stakeholder engagement. A selection of recent UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator outputs follow.

The Accelerator offers a diversity of intellectual views and analysis. All branded outputs have been peer reviewed before publication.

Blog Blog & Opinion Piece

A-levels 2021: understanding grade inflation and fairness

Workstreams: Data use

This blog by Ruchi Sharma and Cian O’Donovan explains how A-levels have been graded in 2021 and shows what this means for how we can understand grade inflation and broader issues of fairness in the exam system.

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Pandemic Public Engagement Tracker

Workstreams: Public values, transparency and governance

This page from the Accelerator’s public values, transparency and governance work stream tracks studies and projects involving public engagement and covid-19.

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Should covid vaccines be compulsory for care home staff? Experts debate

Workstreams: Prioritisation

In this blog for the Conversation colleagues Dominic Wilkinson and Julian Savulescu argue for and against compulsory vaccination of care home staff.

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The Values of Life, Liberty, and the Law: A Tale of Two (As)Sumptions | Journal of Medical Ethics blog (bmj.com)

Workstreams: Public health and health inequalities

In this blog accompanying his article in the Journal of Medical Ethics, John Coggon argues that Lord Sumption's apparent inconsistencies in his positions are not clearly reconcilable, and invite critical analysis of his impacts on health law and policy.

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Lord Sumption and the values of life, liberty and security: before and since the COVID-19 outbreak

Workstreams: Public health and health inequalities

In this article in the Journal of Medical Ethics John Coggon argues that Lord Sumption's apparent inconsistencies in his positions are not clearly reconcilable, and invite critical analysis of his impacts on health law and policy.

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Should we delay covid-19 vaccination in children?

Workstreams: Prioritisation

In this Head to head article in the BMJ, Dominic Wilkinson argues in favour of delaying covid-19 vaccination in children.

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Covid: Why we should stop testing in schools

Workstreams: Prioritisation

In this blog for the Conversation Dominic Wilkinson, Jonathan Pugh and Julian Savulescu argue that whether we should continue testing and having bubbles in schools is not a scientific question, but an ethical one.

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Public engagement in a healthcare crisis: lessons from Ebola for covid-19 and the pandemics to come

By Jamie Webb The Overseas Development Institute described the 2014–16 Ebola outbreak as an ‘epidemic of mistrust: the flame of a virus hitting the tinder of suspicion.’ Local communities, sceptical of the motivations of foreign organisations and governments following a...

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