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Beatrice Brown

  • Ethics of Emergency Use Authorization During the Pandemic

    Posted on October 30, 2020

    The Food and Drug Administration’s rigorous guidance for an emergency use authorization of a Covid vaccine was met by resistance from the White House, since some of the terms would make it virtually impossible to issue a vaccine-related emergency authorization before Election Day. Understanding the ethical dimensions of issuing it for a vaccine can provide clarity on the necessity of the FDA’s stringent guidelines.