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As our policy makers, medical experts, and first responders grapple with the choices forced upon us by the novel Coronavirus, doctors and hosts Dr. Zeke Emanuel and Dr. Jonathan Moreno will guide us on the codes of ethics that are the backbone of modern medicine. They will answer the key questions raised by COVID – 19 including “How do we decide who gets a ventilator?”  “Who, if anyone, can force you to stay home in the interest of public health”  and “When there’s a vaccine, who will get it first?”.  Join the “architect of the Affordable Care Act” and “the quietly most interesting bioethicist of our time” as they interrogate critical thinking in a time of crisis and show us what it means to be the ones MAKING THE CALL.

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As our policy makers, medical experts, and first responders grapple with the choices forced upon us by the novel Coronavirus, doctors and hosts Dr. Zeke Emanuel and Dr. Jonathan Moreno will guide us on the codes of ethics that are the backbone of modern medicine. They will answer the key questions raised by COVID – 19 including “How do we decide who gets a ventilator?”  “Who, if anyone, can force you to stay home in the interest of public health”  and “When there’s a vaccine, who will get it first?”.  Join the “architect of the Affordable Care Act” and “the quietly most interesting bioethicist of our time” as they interrogate critical thinking in a time of crisis and show us what it means to be the ones MAKING THE CALL.

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    Should we deliberately infect people with Covid-19 to get a vaccine?

    Should we deliberately infect people with Covid-19 to get a vaccine?

    Part one of our 3-part series on vaccines:  Human Experiments.

    Experts say the development of a safe and effective vaccine will take at least a year, maybe a lot longer. What are we willing to risk to speed that up? Thousands of healthy people have already volunteered to be deliberately infected with the Coronavirus in order to test potential vaccines. Is that ethical?

     

    • 33 min
    Prison Outbreak: How do we stop Covid-19 from spreading in prisons and jails?

    Prison Outbreak: How do we stop Covid-19 from spreading in prisons and jails?

    There are more than two million people locked up across the United States. Whatever they may have done to get there, they haven't been sentenced to death by virus. In this episode: How do we stop Covid-19 from spreading in prisons and jails?

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    • 35 min
    Do abortions count as "Essential Care"?

    Do abortions count as "Essential Care"?

    To stop Covid-19 from overwhelming our healthcare system, many states have ordered that any “non-essential” procedures be cancelled or postponed. But some states are using these orders to shut down services that many people feel are medically necessary -- including abortion. In this episode: what exactly counts as “essential” healthcare? And who gets to decide?

    • 38 min
    Why are more black people dying of Covid 19? And can we solve that?

    Why are more black people dying of Covid 19? And can we solve that?

    The virus may not discriminate, but people - and institutions - do. Discrimination in medicine, housing, and food have disproportionately affected the health of African-Americans for generations. In many ways, Covid-19 is just exacerbating these age-old problems.

    In this episode: Can we solve the racial disparity in deaths from Covid-19? What can we do to address hundreds of years of inequity in the way we respond to this pandemic?

    • 33 min
    Who cares for the caregivers?

    Who cares for the caregivers?

    Everywhere you look, front line medical providers are being praised as “heroes.” Some people are leaning out their windows every night to bang on pots and pans and cheer for them. But is that enough?

    In this episode… Who cares for the caregivers? What do we owe as a society to the people putting their lives on the line in the fight against Covid-19?

    • 32 min
    Can the government force you to stay home? And if so, can enforcement go too far?

    Can the government force you to stay home? And if so, can enforcement go too far?

    With about half a million confirmed cases of Covid-19 across the United States, a lot of people are looking for guidance about how to stay safe and stop the spread of the virus. The message from the federal government has been confusing, to say the least. And each state seems to be doing its own thing. The failure to take decisive action to enforce physical distancing may have deadly consequences. But can enforcement go too far? 

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
134 Ratings

134 Ratings

SED1593 ,

Very enlightening

Really digs into ethics and all the ethical parameters you have to consider in medicine. Really enjoying the content so far

Dog Walker - Podcast Lover! ,

They Know The Score!

Sounds wonky and depressing, but it really isn't. If anything. these pros quietly assure me that all this madness will inevitably flow toward a known solution. It may take a very long time if people don't hang tough, but these guys just patiently forge ahead with the wisdom of people who know the score.

D Mishkin ,

Making the Call

Superb. Thoughtful, intelligent, informed discussion by two genuine experts with a gift for plain English. They are talking publicly about tough issues raised by the pandemic, issues that all of us--not just health care providers--need to be thinking about and discussing among ourselves. They did it with the right balance of story-telling by a family member of a patient, an interview with a health care provider and discussion between the two of them. Excellent. Looking forward to future episodes.

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