As bioethicists who have worked on a framework for ICU triage in Ontario, we are concerned by the lack of transparency.
Restrictive pandemic control strategies can have significant adverse consequences. Governments must use established public health ethical frameworks to guide their imposition.
There are ethical questions over whether certain seniors in long-term care or their designated decision-makers have the information needed to give informed consent to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.
The pandemic forced the shutdown of the $2.6-billion voluntourism industry, but some organizations later reopened with safety protocols that go beyond the bare minimum. However, that’s not always the case.
Digital health is playing a pivotal role in transforming how care is delivered during this pandemic. While its benefits may be vast, we must pay attention to the unintended consequences.