Christine Nero Coughlin, JD, Wake Forest University and Mark A. Rothstein, JD, University of Louisville School of Medicine & Hastings Center Fellow, had the following essay recently published by the Hastings Center.
“The United States is in a life-and-death race to get as many “shots in the arms” of people as possible before further viral mutations enable the SARS-CoV-2 virus “to escape” the protection conferred by the current vaccines. Although herd immunity against Covid-19 was previously estimated at 70% to 85%, experts now believe that the heightened transmissibility of new variants is likely to increase the necessary percentage for population immunity. Because at least 15% of the population is opposed to receiving any Covid-19 vaccine, there is little margin for error in getting all willing (and possibly willing) vaccine recipients immunized promptly…..” to read the full essay go here:
Nancy J M King, JD, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for AAHRP, the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protecting Programs, Inc., January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2023 This is the premier voluntary accreditation program for academic medical centers conducting clinical research. Nancy was asked to serve because of her research ethics interests.
Ana Iltis, PhD, Faculty Director for the Center of Bioethics, Health & Society and Professor, Department of Philosophy, College of Arts & Sciences, Wake Forest University is a co-editor for the Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics Journal, Volume 10, Issue Number 2, Summer 2020. Summer 2020 focuses on Alzheimer and Dementia.
Christine Nero Coughlin, JD, Professor and Director, Legal Research & Writing Program, School of Law & Faculty member of the Bioethics Graduate Program at Wake Forest University.
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