SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccine Development and Production: An Ethical Way Forward

  title={SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccine Development and Production: An Ethical Way Forward},
  author={K. Iserson},
  journal={Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics},
  pages={1 - 10}
  • K. Iserson
  • Published 2020
  • Business, Medicine
  • Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics
Abstract The world awaits a SARS-CoV-2 virus (i.e., COVID-19 disease) vaccine to keep the populace healthy, fully reopen their economies, and return their social and healthcare systems to “normal.” Vaccine safety and efficacy requires meticulous testing and oversight; this paper describes how despite grandiose public statements, the current vaccine development, testing, and production methods may prove to be ethically dubious, medically dangerous, and socially volatile. The basic moral concern… Expand

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