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Current and Future Ethical Challenges of Vaccination for COVID-19
June 17, 2020, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Arthur Caplan, PhD, Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor and Founding Head of the Division of Medical Ethics, NYU School of Medicine. Many believe that the only solution to the COVID-19 plague is to find a vaccine. Efforts to speed that discovery involve unprecedented investments of money, involvement by hundreds of research teams and novel collaborations. But the promise of a vaccine by the fall or even next year faces many ethical challenges including research ethics questions, safety concerns, efficacy questions, public trust, vaccine hesitancy, mandates, cost and distribution. Dr. Caplan discusses all of these in this teleconference.
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