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The Anti-Vaccination Movement: Disrupting Global Health
Vaccination is one of the most cost-effective ways of avoiding disease, currently preventing 2-3 million deaths a year. This figure could increase to a further 1.5 million if global coverage of vaccinations improves. However, … Read More
What tools are ethical in the fight against anti-vaccers?
The anti-vaccination movement is a relatively new, largely US phenomenon. It has been roundly criticised in medical circles. However, it stems from a desire (albeit perhaps misguided) of parents to do what’s best for … Read More
Mandatory Vaccinations: A Moral Dilemma?
The invention of vaccinations is often regarded as one of the greatest breakthroughs in modern medicine. No other medical intervention has single-handedly saved as many lives or improved quality of life as much. However, recent … Read More
Squirrels on toast and Covid-19
There is a common misconception about free speech. Everyone DOES have the right to an opinion. However, everyone DOES NOT have the automatic right for their opinion to be taken seriously. I could firmly believe … Read More
Flu: Is Llama Blood the Answer?
Flu: Are Llamas the Solution? The annual flu season is upon us and many of us get vaccinated against prevalent strains of influenza, identified from the southern hemisphere’s winter. Flu is caused by a virus that has the … Read More
Does Football have a Darker Side?
Does Football have a Darker Side? Sports can often be identified as a mixing pot of individuals, but to what extent is there diversity in professional sports? Can people of all backgrounds, ethnicities and genders really expect … Read More
Research ethics are especially relevant in the face of pandemics
Newly emerging pandemics like Covid-19 raise many ethical issues for medical staff. Especially - If there are no available treatments, should you improvise based on anecdotal evidence? As with most ethical issues - the answers … Read More