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Bioethics news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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February 3, 2021
Biden’s Coronavirus Plan Will Not Prevent Death and Devastation
Our best option is a short-term shutdown of nonessential activity, with generous economic support.
Seth J. Prins
June 18, 2020
The Covid-19 Vaccine Should Belong to the People
The US government has the authority under existing law to break patent monopolies.
June 3, 2020
Covid-19 Is Straining the Concept of the Family. Let’s Break It.
The care and love we extend to one another can no longer be confined to house-sized pockets.
April 8, 2020
I Never Felt Like a ‘Single’ Parent. Then the Coronavirus Hit.
Unpartnered parents like me rely on support from other adults in our children’s lives. We need public health guidance that works for us.
April 6, 2020
Science Will Not Come on a White Horse With a Solution
Sheila Jasanoff, a professor of science and technology studies, tells
that we’ve modeled the progression of the disease, but not the social consequences.