The CDC and FDA have recommended a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine over concerns about rare blood-clotting side effects, but given its wide-reaching consequences, was this an ethical decision?View More A Responsible Rollout of the COVID-19 Vaccines
The idea of vaccine “passports” is being considered by a number of countries (including the U.S.) to regulate travel, recreational gatherings, and more, but is the concept ethically permissible when the general population doesn’t have equal access to the COVID-19 vaccine?View More The Ethics of Vaccine Passports
Some minorities have understandable fears about the COVID-19 vaccine—how can those fears be assuaged, and whose responsibility is it to do so?View More When Science Fails Minorities: Complications with the COVID-19 Vaccine
Facebook is cracking down on the spread of misinformation about vaccines – is this a violation of free speech or a valid effort to protect the public?View More Facebook’s Role in Mitigating Vaccine Misinformation
10/19/2020 As flu season nears with an expected spike in cases, many companies are rushing to develop a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine as soon…View More Who Should Get a New COVID-19 Vaccine First?
10/5/2020 With the coronavirus pandemic continuing much longer than anticipated, schools adjusting to fully virtual classes or a hybrid model are scrambling to find ways…View More Balancing Integrity with Privacy in Virtual Learning
8/10/2020 As morgues in Arizona and Texas begin to overflow into refrigeration trucks and the number of Americans hospitalized nears a record high, COVID-19’s toll on Americans–– and American…View More When COVID-19 Forces Ugly Decisions
8/3/2020 In VCE’s weekly news profile from February 10, 2020, one of my fellow editors explored the world of misinformation in the health industry – an…View More The Time and Place for Conspiracy
7/20/2020 As the summer comes to a close and Coronavirus cases remain at an all-time high, school districts across the nation are having to make…View More Is Reopening Schools Targeting Specific Groups?
7/6/2020 The race to develop a legitimate medication or vaccine for COVID-19 has dominated the pharmaceutical industry for the past several months as the virus…View More Prioritizing Profit in a Pandemic