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Using Virtue Ethics to Guide Actions During a Pandemic

Recognizing and remedying politicization of public health interventions on social media and beyond.

Heather Anderson  |  Jun 29, 2020

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Outlaw Tennis: Ethically Violating a COVID Closure

An argument for climbing the fence.

Peter Schwartz, MD, PhD  |  May 26, 2020

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Ethics of CDC’s Cloth Face Covering Recommendations

What are the ethical and practical concerns of the CDC's recommendations to wear a cloth face covering in public settings?

Heather Anderson  |  Apr 16, 2020

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Isolated and Closer than Ever: A Lesson from Quarantine

Had you asked me five months ago to guess what will soon bring the world together, I may have naively told you that perhaps The

Katie Randall  |  Apr 08, 2020

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Part 1: The Ethics of Allocation

The potential allocation of healthcare resources due to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States brings up significant ethical questions.

Tah Yogo  |  Apr 01, 2020


The Ethics of Coronavirus

How the world is reacting to the global coronavirus emergency raises serious ethical questions about the responsibilities of the public and governments. Heather Anderson, graduate

Heather Anderson  |  Mar 06, 2020

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Facing Hard Truths about the Holocaust, Medical Science, and Bioethics

From Peter H. Schwartz, MD, PhD, Director of the IU Center for Bioethics:   This weekend and early next week, Dr. Sabine Hildebrandt will lead

Katie Randall  |  Jan 23, 2020

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Is Your Smart Watch Watching You?

The short answer is yes. Recently, The IU Center for Bioethics hosted a talk, given by Dr. Andrew Brightman, discussing the ethics of research involving

Katie Randall  |  Nov 18, 2019

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Moral Obligation of Immunizations in Pregnancy and Beyond

I would like to begin this post with a few statistics from the CDC: Statistic #1 Pregnant women are twice as likely to be hospitalized

Heather Anderson  |  Nov 13, 2019


Navigating your Alzheimer’s Risk: In Preparation or Peril?

Six months after I received the results of my online genetics test, I opened an email informing me that the company to whom I had

Katie Randall  |  Oct 28, 2019