43 minutes | Aug 23, 2020

Dr. Jessica Kaufman: Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations

Joining me for a bonus episode today is Dr. Jessica Kaufman from the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. We're chatting about Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison's recent announcement about a potential COVID-19 vaccination, and his statement that the vaccine would be "as mandatory as you could possibly make it".

Jess and I discuss the ethical implications of rushing a vaccine with unknown effects, and what would be required to make a vaccine ethically defensible.

Will a vaccine be the golden ticket for travel, employment, or even access to restaurants, child care or school?

Dr. Jessica Kaufman is a Research Fellow at Murdoch Children's Research Institute and an Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne. You can find her on Twitter @jessicajkaufman

Jess is reading Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood

Jess is listening to the Bang On podcast with Myf Warhurst and Zan Rowe

 

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