September 11, 2020

The Ethics of Pausing a Vaccine Trial in the Midst of a Pandemic: a Conversation with Ruth Faden

(STAT News) – The revelation that AstraZeneca paused its clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine has focused attention on the company and the clinical trial process. The hold occurred after a participant in the trial developed symptoms consistent with a … Read More

July 16, 2020

Is there a relationship between blood type and covid-19 infection?

(MIT Technology Review) Since early in the pandemic, there’s been an interest in learning whether blood type has anything to do with who is more likely to get infected by the coronavirus or how bad the effects will be. Here’s what … Read More

July 13, 2020

Bill Gates calls for COVID-19 meds to go to people who need them, not ‘highest bidder’

(Reuters) – Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates called for COVID-19 drugs and an eventual vaccine to be made available to countries and people that need them most, not to the “highest bidder,” saying relying on market forces would prolong the deadly … Read More