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Web Discussion series

Next Webinar Discussion

Is COVID-19 vaccination "ordinary" (ethically obligatory) treatment?

Saturday, March 13, 2021

March 13, 2021 from 3.30 - 5 p.m. EST (8.30 - 10 p.m. GMT/UTC)


Led by Jason T. Eberl, Ph.D. (Philosophy)

Director, Albert Gnaegi Centre for Health Care Ethics, St. Louis University, USA

 James McTavish,FMVD, MB, BChir, STL, MA (Medicine and Moral Theology)

Provincial (male branch) of the Fraternidad Misionera Verbum Dei, Manila, Philippines

Instituto Teológico Verbum Dei Pablo Apóstol, Loeches, Madrid, Spain

This Webinar will feature brief presentations followed by questions and discussion

Some questions that we will explore and discuss: Can the "ordinary" (proportionate) or "extraordinary" (disproportionate) treatment distinction in clinical ethics be extended to public health ethics? What reflections do we have regarding Pope Francis's remark that, "“I believe that ethically everyone should take the [COVID-19] vaccine." (Jan. 9, 2021, in an interview with Canale 5) What implications are there for promoting equitable access for everyone to these vaccines?

ARCHIVE of past Web Discussions in this series:

Catholic social teaching and COVID-19 vaccines (Jan. 30/31, 2021)


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