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June 2021 Newsletter

This second edition of the bimonthly UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator newsletter highlights our recent outputs and plans for the coming weeks. Our recent work The Accelerator collaborative has produced numerous outputs over the last two months including Rapid Ethics Reviews,...

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Blog post: 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...

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UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator Advisory Board

The Accelerator has established an Advisory Board whose role is to: support expansion of the Accelerator’s network nationally and internationally; help expand our reach, impact and relevance, particularly in policy and wider society; identify and facilitate new relationships to people...

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‘Need beyond covid: Addressing the backlog for medical care in the NHS’ – research commissioning call

The UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator is putting out a research commissioning call entitled ‘Need beyond covid: Addressing the backlog for medical care in the NHS’ under its Prioritisation theme. A brief summary of the call topic is below, and more detailed information can...

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Living and dying with covid-19 – an ethical perspective is vital – Press Release

With the worst of the pandemic behind us, even as our country starts to return to normal life, challenging ethical questions remain. How should we evaluate the decisions that were made in the first waves of the covid-19 pandemic? What...

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Living and dying with covid: Resolving the hard questions of living with covid-19 – the need for public deliberation

Workstreams: Public values, transparency and governance

Jamie Webb, University of Edinburgh Hugh Whittall, Nuffield Council on Bioethics Summary: UK public engagement during the pandemic so far has focused on measurement: of the public’s beliefs, intentions and opinions. Navigating our covid future will require making difficult, value-laden...

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Living and dying with covid: When every life counts equally, how should we count deaths?

Workstreams: Data use

Dr Cian O’Donovan, Dr Melanie Smallman and Professor James Wilson, University College London. Summary: Counts of covid-19 deaths will continue to influence government responses for some time to come Infrastructures for counting deaths must be adapted to fit evolving circumstances...

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Living and dying with covid: Ethical complexity and health/health trade-offs

Workstreams: Public health and health inequalities

Professor John Coggon, University of Bristol Summary: The prominence of health protection rationales to justify regulatory and policy measures during the covid-19 pandemic has logically drawn attention to health harms, including collateral harms, that have also been created. ‘Health/health trade-offs’...

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Living and dying with covid: The tough choices ahead

Workstreams: Prioritisation

Living and dying with covid: The tough choices ahead Dr Jonathan Pugh, Professor Dominic Wilkinson and Professor Julian Savulescu, University of Oxford Summary: The UK is currently aiming to suppress the virus to acceptable levels, rather than to eliminate it completely....

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