Oct 2020


On Pandemics, Vaccines, Age, and Global Justice: A Conversation with Henry Richardson and Nancy Jecker

In a conversation about COVID-19 vaccine distribution priorities, Henry Richardson and Nancy Jecker will present different approaches to the just distribution of scarce resources such as allocating vaccines across countries in a global health emergency.

Henry Richardson, Ezekiel Emanuel and other colleagues recently proposed a “Fair Priority Model” that offers an ethical framework to guide and undergird the work, especially during the initial period when vaccines are in limited supply. Jecker and Richardson will share comparative perspectives on how an ethical framework informs global vaccine allocation, attending especially to the role that age and “life-years” should play in thinking about global justice.

Closed captioning will be available.