COVID-19 Vaccine: The Race for Relief
RadioEd is a biweekly podcast created by the DU Newsroom that taps into the University of Denver’s deep pool of bright brains to explore new takes on today’s top stories.
As we approach the one-year mark of the coronavirus outbreak, the race for a vaccine is in full swing. Researchers around the world are rushing to find a solution in record time, raising serious ethical questions about distributing a vaccine fairly across the globe. Law professor Govind Persad breaks down the major ethical concerns, the legality of a vaccine mandate and consequences the U.S. may face by not joining the World Health Organization’s global vaccine agreement.
Govind Persad is an assistant professor in the Sturm College of Law.
In this episode:
- The New England Journal of Medicine: "Fair Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources in the Time of Covid-19"
- Denver Post Op-Ed: "Fair coronavirus triage guidelines – not business as usual – will save more patients with disabilities"
- Bloomberg Law: A Fake Shot May Be Your Ticket to the Front of the Vaccine Line
- Science Daily: "Who should get the COVID-19 vaccine first?"
- NBC News: "China joins global vaccine alliance backed by World Health Organization"
- The Washington Post: "U.S. says it won’t join WHO-linked effort to develop, distribute coronavirus vaccine"