Sunday, November 8, 2020

Experts spar over ethical question: Should we be paid to get COVID-19 shots?; Coronavirus clampdowns begin anew, and other C-Virus Updates

Experts spar over ethical question: Should we be paid to get COVID-19 shots?
A suggestion by an ethics professor at a leading UK university that governments should pay citizens to get vaccinated against COVID-19 has sparked debate over whether such incentives are ethical, or dangerous and would boost or limit uptake.
Arguing that governments should consider a “pay for risk” approach to encourage their populations to have COVID-19 shots when they become available, Julian Savulescu, a professor at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at Oxford University, said it would allow people to make an informed choice
“‘Anti-vaxxers’ may never be convinced to change their stance, but incentivizing vaccination may persuade others who might not have done so to get the jab,” he wrote in an article in the BMJ British Medical Journal.
“The advantage of payment for risk is that people are choosing voluntarily to take it on. As long as we are accurate in conveying … the risks and benefits of a vaccine, then it is up to individuals to judge whether they are worth payment.” --->READ MORE HERE
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Coronavirus clampdowns begin anew
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican, has ordered residents beginning this Friday to wear masks in public, even when social distancing is possible, and to stay at home between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. — including certain business owners who normally operate during those hours.
The clampdowns are only going to grow worse in the coming months
And if it’s Democrat Joe Biden who takes the White House in January — as it’s increasingly appearing to be the case — then these clampdowns will be nationwide and long-lingering. Biden is the guy who said his coronavirus mitigation plan was to listen to the scientists, and the scientists he’s listening to all suggest more closings, more stays-at-home, more masks, all the time masks. More government-imposed mandates. --->READ MORE HERE
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