September 3, 2020

What is the best way to share out a future Covid-19 vaccine?

Washington (AFP) – An international group of ethicists on Thursday criticized the World Health Organization’s goal of distributing coronavirus vaccines to treat 20 percent of each country’s population, proposing instead what they said was a more equitable system of distribution. In an article published in the journal Science, US professor Ezekiel Emanuel and more than a dozen experts from Britain, Canada, Australia, Norway and Singapore suggested giving priority to countries where outbreaks are the most serious.The first task is “minimizing the number of premature deaths,” Emanuel, chair of th…


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