Ethical Failures of the COVID-19 Era

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Michael Tomlinson The two narratives about the Covid-19 pandemic continue to clash as evidence mounts about the actual outcomes of the extraordinary strategies governments deployed to try and contain the epidemic. Has the emerging evidence vindicated the decisions governments have been making over the past three years? In particular, were they ethically justified in imposing […]

What Made Doctors Do the Right Thing During COVID-19?

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A Midwestern Doctor Since I was very young, I noticed a minority of people “got it” and could see through the current lie everyone else was falling for. Being like this can be incredibly isolating, so I tried to seek these people out and connect them. As time went forward, the question we all asked […]

Invasion of Privacy and Abuse of Power by Ontario Doctors’ Regulator

person sitting while using laptop computer and green stethoscope near Using the declaration of a pandemic as an excuse, the CPSO has started a new and unprecedented attack on Canadian citizens and their privacy. Targeting Ontario doctors who provide patients with information about exemptions, or treatment and prevention of illness related to mask mandates or COVID19 shots, the CPSO begins its own investigation – […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters for Young Adults: A Risk Benefit Assessment and Ethical Analysis of Mandate Policies at Universities

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Kevin Bardosh et al. In 2022, students at North American universities with third-dose COVID-19 vaccine mandates risk disenrolment if unvaccinated. To assess the appropriateness of booster mandates in this age group, we combine empirical risk-bene t assessment and ethical analysis. To prevent one COVID-19 hospitalisation over a 6-month period, we estimate that 31 207–42 836 […]

If We Only Knew

Julie Ponesse A speech delivered to the 2020 REBEL Live conference in Calgary, Alberta on November 26, 2022.

How Bill C-7 Will Sacrifice the Medical Profession’s Standard of Care

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Trudo Lemmens, Mary Shariff, Leonie Herx As Parliament discusses Bill C-7’s expansion of the Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) Act, one issue has been conspicuously absent from public debate, even though it has major implications for medicine and for patients: the impact of the bill on the role of the medical profession in determining the […]

The Hypocrisy of Modern Pharmacological Ethics

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Aaron Hertzberg One of the more shocking aspects to the war on effective covid treatments was the insolence of pharmacists and pharmacy boards to reject legally written prescriptions by properly credentialed doctors. To justify pharmacists’ radical usurpation to practice medicine from the actual medical practitioners, pharmacists claimed – comically – that medications such as Hydroxychloroquine […]