Pandemic Response: Allocation & Triage

Resources for Research, Practice, and Teaching

Resource List

October 15, 2020 | We can't let the WTO get in the way of a 'people's vaccine' |  Achal Prabhala, Benny Kuruvilla, Burcu Kilic and Dana Brown | The Guardian

September 9, 2020 | Fair Compensation for Rare Vaccine Harms | Arthur Caplan & Dorit Reiss | The Hastings Center Blog

September 8, 2020 | Reclaiming comprehensive public health | Loewenson et al. | BMJ Global Health

September 2, 2020 | America at Hunger’s Edge | Brenda Ann Kenneally | The New York Times

August 31, 2020 | We Can’t Forget the Nation’s Other Epidemic | Travis N. Rieder | Hastings Bioethics Forum

August 27, 2020 | Rights in a pandemic – Lockdowns, rights and lessons from HIV in the early response to COVID-19 | UNAIDS

August 18, 2020 | Living on Borrowed Breath: Respiratory Distress, Social Breathing, and the Vital Movement of Ventilators | Harris Solomon | Medical Anthropology Quarterly

April 27, 2020 | Pandemicity, COVID-19 and the limits of public health ‘science’ | Eugene Richardson | BMJ PUblic Health

July 26, 2020 | Racist rubric underlies COVID-19 care guidelines | Ryan Petteway, Alyshia Macaysa, and Joannie Tang | The Oregonian

July 24, 2020 | A coronavirus vaccine can’t come at the expense of fighting the virus now | Robin Wolfe Scheffler | The Washington Post

July 21, 2020 | Tracing the Invisible Danger of Household Crowding | Laura Bliss & Lorena Rios | Bloomberg CityLab

July 16, 2020 | A dangerous new chapter of the outbreak: Every state for itself | Dan Goldberg and Alice Miranda Ollstein | Politico

July 16, 2020 | The “Give Back”: Is There Room For It? | Nneka Sederstrom | Bioethics.net

July 14, 2020 | Why We’re Losing the Battle With Covid-19 | Jeneen Interlandi | New York Times Magazine

July 14, 2020 | Humanities in the Emergency Room | Rishi Goyal | CHC Ideas

July 6, 2020 | The U.S. Is Repeating Its Deadliest Pandemic Mistake: More than 40 percent of all coronavirus deaths in America have been in nursing homes | Olga Khazan | The Atlantic

June 29, 2020 | The Hidden Racism of Vaccine Testing | Laura Stark | The New Republic

June 29, 2020 | Black Lives in a Pandemic: Implications of Systemic Injustice for End-of-Life Care | Alan Elbaum | Hastings Center Report

June 24, 2020 | US Health Care in Our Neoliberal Era | The Milbank Quarterly

June 23, 2020 | The Discomfort of Death Counts: Mourning through the Distorted Lens of Reported COVID-19 Death Data | Inioluwa Deborah Raji | Cell

June 22, 2020 | The COVID-19 Catastrophe: What's Gone Wrong and How to Stop It Happening Again | Richard Horton | Polity

June 17, 2020 | Hidden in Plain Sight — Reconsidering the Use of Race Correction in Clinical Algorithms | Darshali A. Vyas, Leo G. Eisenstein, and David S. Jones | New England Journal of Medicine

June 1, 2020 | The Inflated Promise of Genomic Medicine | Erik Parens | Scientific American

May 2020 | COVID-19 and Underinvestment in the Public Health Infrastructure of the United States | Nson Maani and Sandro Galea | The Milbank Quarterly

May 2020 | COVID-19 and Underinvestment in the Health of the US Population | Nason Maani and Sandro Galea | The Milbank Quarterly

May 28, 2020 | Equitable Pandemic Preparedness and Rapid Response: Lessons from COVID-19 for Pandemic Health Equity |  Philip M. Alberti, Paula M. Lantz, and Consuelo H. Wilkins | Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law

May 28, 2020 | Democracy, Capacity, and Coercion in Pandemic Response—COVID 19 in Comparative Political Perspective |  Matthew M. Kavanagh and Renu Singh | Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law

May 28, 2020 | Disaster Preparedness and Social Justice in a Public Health Emergency | Harold A. Pollack | Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law

May 15, 2020 | Chronic Living in a Communicable World | Lenore Manderson and Ayo Wahlberg | Medical Anthropology

May 15, 2020 | A Letter from the Emergency Room | Rishi Goyal | Synapsis

May 14, 2020 | Pregnancy, Birth and the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States | Robbie Davis-Floyd, Kim Gutschow, and David A Schwartz | Medical Anthropology

May 7, 2020 | Unblinded: Systematic Racism, Institutional Oppression, and Colorblindness | Nneka O. Sederstrom | Bioethics.net

May 4, 2020 | Covid-19 has exposed the flaws in how we finance hospitals | Barbara Bridgman Perkins | Washington Post

May 2, 2020 A global health crisis? No, something far worse | Richard Horton | The Lancet

May 1, 2020 | In the Pandemic, Patients Need Health Insurance, Not a Hospital “Claims Reimbursement” Fund | Sara Rosenbaum | The Milbank Quarterly

April 30, 2020 | The Harm Of A Colorblind Allocation of Scarce Resources | Nathan Chomilo, Nia Heard-Garris, Malini DeSilva and Uché Blackstock | Health Affairs

April 20, 2020 | Structural Racism, White Fragility, and Ventilator Rationing Policies | Charlene Galarneau | The Hastings Center Bioethics Forum

April 20, 2020 | COVID-19: What can the United States learn from the Democratic Republic of the Congo?* | Rachel Niehuus and Jason Stearns | Medical Anthropology Quarterly

April 13, 2020 | “Extraordinary Medicine” | Yifeng Troy Cai | Medical Anthropology Quarterly

April 8, 2020 | The Cruelty of War: Repairing COVID-19 Through Healing and Care | Emily Yates-Doerr | Medical Anthropology Quarterly

April 5, 2020 | Frontline: Primary Health Care and COVID-19 in Kenya | P. Wenzel Geissler and Ruth J. Prince | Somatosphere

April 3, 2020 | Neglecting the Dead in Times of Epidemics | Gregory Delaplace | Somatosphere

March 31, 2020 | COVID-19: Social Distancing in Context | Ria Sinha | Somatosphere

March 27, 2020 | Why Social Policies Make Coronavirus Worse | Emily Mendenhall | Think Global Health

March 27, 20203 Human Rights Imperatives for Rationing Care in the Time of Coronavirus | Alicia Ely Yamin and Ole F. Norheim | The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics | Harvard Law School

March 25, 2020The Ethical Allocation of Scarce Resources in the US During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Role of Bioethics | Beatrice Brown | The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics | Harvard Law School

March 18, 2020Facing Covid-19 in Italy - Ethics, Logistics, and Therapeutics on the Epidemic's Front Line | Lisa Rosenbaum | New England Journal of Medicine

March 14, 2020 | We Need Social Solidarity, Not Just Social Distancing | Eric Klinenberg | The New York Times

March 6, 2020 | Echoes of Ebola: social and political warnings for the COVID-19 response in African settings | Melissa Leach | Somatosphere

March 6, 2020 | Counting coronavirus: delivering diagnostic certainty in a global emergency | Alice Street and Ann H. Kelly | Somatosphere

Selected Pre-COVID-19 Resources

2019 | Values at the End of Life: The Logic of Palliative Care | Roi Livne | Harvard University Press

2018 | Ethics and HIV prevention research: An analysis of the early tenofovir PrEP trial in Nigeria | Kristin Peterson and Morenike O. Folayan | Bioethics

2018 | Cell Phones ≠ Self and Other Problems with Big Data Detection and Containment during Epidemics | Susan L. Erikson | Medical Anthropology Quarterly

2017 | Unprepared: Global Health in a Time of Emergency | Andrew Lakoff | University of California Press

2017 |  Biosecurity Dilemmas: Dreaded Diseases, Ethical Responses, and the Health of Nations | Christian Enemark | Georgetown University Press

2011 | Evidence, Ethos and Experiment: The Anthropology and History of Medical Research in Africa | P. Wenzel Geissler and Catherine Molyneux (Eds.) | Berghahn

2008 | The Generic Biothreat, or, How we Became Unprepared | Andrew Lakoff | Cultural Anthorpology