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Bioethics news and analysis from The Nation
July 16, 2021
Which Is the More Prescient Dystopia? ‘Gattaca’ or ‘Parable of the Sower’
Is it the 1997 film starring Ethan Hawke or is it Octavia E. Butler’s 1993 novel?
David M. Perry
May 31, 2021
We Can’t Trust Big Pharma to Make Enough Vaccines
Global vaccine scarcity is not inevitable.
April 29, 2021
The USA and Iran clash on sanctions.
April 28, 2021
The Fight to Ban Chemical Warfare Helped Us Battle Covid-19
The research of chemist Julian Perry Robinson and biologist Matthew Meselson on arms control set public health standards for understanding the spread of contagion.
April 20, 2021
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April 13, 2021
The FDA Did the Right Thing in Pausing the J&J Vaccine
The Twitter epidemiologists convinced that regulators bungled the decision make for entertaining reading—but they’re wrong.
April 12, 2021
The Tiredness Virus
Covid-19 has driven us into a collective fatigue.
April 8, 2021
We’re at the Beginning of the End of Covid-19. Now What?
There may be light at the end of the tunnel, but foot by foot we keep extending that tunnel in front of us, giving the virus new hosts and new territory to spread into.
February 11, 2021
Evolution Doesn’t Give a Damn About Us, or the USA
Unless we stop Covid-19 everywhere, we won’t stop it anywhere.
February 3, 2021
What’s Keeping the Vaccine From Getting to Those Who Need it Most?
It’s not just a medical question; it’s a political issue.