COVID-19: Bioethics

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The Center for Bioethics is promoting ethical responses to the COVID-19 pandemic through academic scholarship, media interviews, educational opportunities, statewide collaboration, and institutional implementation of ethical guidelines.

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History of Collaboration

Prior to COVID-19, the Center collaborated to produce previous guidance for the State of Minnesota on pandemic ethics and crisis standards of care, including:
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Dr. Jennifer Needle, MD, MPH comments on the claims related to COVID-19 immunity and chiropractic adjustments. 
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Clinical Ethicist Joel Wu, JD, MPH, MA, HEC-C comments on maximizing benefits and minimizing harm in transplant ethics. 
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Affiliate JP Leider, PhD comments on privilege and fairness regarding access to the increasingly in-demand treatment. 
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Dr. Jennifer Needle, MD, MPH comments on the cause of the waste of vaccinations as the demand declines.
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Dr. Jennifer Needle MD, MPH comments on the confusing information around COVID-19 booster shots. 
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Dr. Jennifer Needle, MD, MPH describes the difference between vaccine passports and MDH's new vaccine report app.