8 July | Sallie Davies (4 pm, Geneva time zone)
Visions of a post-pandemic world
As the distribution of Covid-19 vaccinations picks up around the world, societies are grappling with what it might mean to ‘end’ the pandemic. Do we need to accept Covid and its variants as an endemic disease, and if so, how can we collectively metabolise the reality of living with it? What factors will affect the distributions of bodily and other risks that different societies will be willing to accept to ‘end’ the pandemic? What new forms of relations has Covid inaugurated between citizens and states, and to what extent has it cemented existing ones?
This discussion will delve into the ethics of different post-Covid futures, and assess how our handling of the pandemic to date has affected what pathways might be possible.
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Sally Davies – Deputy Editor, Aoen Magazine, UK
Françoise Baylis – Professor of Bioethics, Dalhousie University, Medical school, Canada
Diane B. Paul – Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts Boston | Research Associate Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, USA
Arthur Caplan – Mitty Professor of Bioethics, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, USA
Barry R. Furrow – Professor of Law and Director Health Law Program, Drexel University, USA
Ruth Macklin– Emeritus Professor of Bioethics, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
Bertrand Taithe – Professor of Cultural History, The University of Manchester, UK
Laurie Zoloth – Professor, Margaret E. Burton Chair of Religion and Ethics, The University of Chicago, USA
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