June 9, 2020

The Challenge of Conducting Clinical Research During a Pandemic

(Knowable Magazine) – The need is great, and so are the challenges. To learn about them, Knowable Magazine turned to Kathryn Edwards, a pediatrician and vaccine researcher at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Edwards has decades of … Read More

May 8, 2020

Some Ethical Guidelines for Controlled Human COVID-19 Infection Studies on Human Volunteers

(Medical Xpress) – A panel of experts led by Northwestern University bioethicist Seema Shah has published a Policy Forum paper in the journal Science outlining what they describe as an ethical way to test possible COVID-19 vaccines on human volunteers. … Read More

May 7, 2020

To Find a Coronavirus Vaccine Can We Ethically Infect People with a Disease with No Cure?

(U.S.A Today) – Vaccine trials can take decades. In the race against COVID-19, we don’t even have years. To have a vaccine by next summer will require both luck and cutting corners never cut before, putting once seemingly academic questions … Read More