August 3, 2020

Vaccine Confronts Humanity with Next Moral Test

(Bloomberg) – The coronavirus pandemic has stress-tested the world. Beyond challenging human fortitude, national health services and international rivalries, it has forced a series of moral choices. Many have provoked impassioned disagreement — over whether governments can force businesses and schools … Read More

August 3, 2020

WHO Promotes China’s Organ Transplant Program, Despite Allegations of Human Rights Abuses

(Fox News) – At a time when the relationship between the World Health Organization (WHO) and China is under intense scrutiny, human rights activists and health experts also are questioning the organization’s stance on Beijing’s questionable organ donation program. Earlier … Read More

July 31, 2020

‘A Huge Experiment’: How the World Made So Much Progress on a Covid-19 Vaccine so Fast

(STAT News) – Never before have prospective vaccines for a pathogen entered final-stage clinical trials as rapidly as candidates for Covid-19. Just six months ago, when the death toll from the coronavirus stood at one and neither it nor the … Read More

July 31, 2020

‘We Could See This Tsunami of People Coming’: Inside the Secret World of Intensive Care

(The Guardian) – By mid-March, intensive care was at the centre of the unfolding drama. ICUs were expanded to deal with the most serious Covid-19 cases, while surrounding wards were quickly repurposed to support them. As the crisis deepened and … Read More