Pandemic ethics: how have we fared?
MP4 Video; Size: 528MB; Duration: 55:52
Please cite as: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), (2021). Pandemic ethics: how have we fared?. [Online] Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11911/224
Webinar hosted on 4 May 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic has raised profound ethical, legal and social issues set against a backdrop of global health and socio-economic inequities. The ethical issues have ranged from restrictions on personal liberties in the public interest to distributive justice in access to limited resources like ventilators and critical care beds. Many of these ethical debates have been advanced with COVID-19 vaccines - inequitable access, vaccine diplomacy and vaccine nationalism. History will judge us for how we have responded - solidarity and social justice or "catastrophic moral failure"?