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Berman institute of bioethics

Essay
A father's wish, a bioethicist's dilemma
Published July 25, 2022
A JHU faculty member recounts the agonizing decision he had to make for a parent unable to communicate with the world
Data tracking
Tracker finds widespread discrepancies in school COVID-19 policies
Published Nov 22, 2021
Variation occurs not only between states but also within states as individual districts adopt policies at odds with state guidelines
Coronavirus
The bioethics of boosters
Published Sept 15, 2021
Ethicist Ruth Faden urges wealthy nations to exercise restraint with COVID-19 vaccine boosters until more people around the world get their first doses
Vaccine tracking
Global policies on COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy vary widely by country according to new online tracker
Published June 28, 2021
Johns Hopkins project provides worldwide snapshot of policies influencing access to COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant and lactating people
Health disparities
Analysis of medical records shows physicians are more likely to doubt Black patients than white patients
Published April 7, 2021
Bias reflected in medical records may in turn affect the care Black patients receive from future physicians
Education
New global tracker to measure pandemic's impact on education worldwide
Published March 26, 2021
The COVID-19—Global Education Recovery Tracker is a collaborative effort of Johns Hopkins University, the World Bank, and UNICEF
School reopening
Experts: States must implement teacher vaccination plans, tracking to ensure safe school reopenings by fall
Published March 9, 2021
The Johns Hopkins eSchool+ Initiative launches dashboard of state-by-state policies and status
Commentary
Government leaders should not skip to the front of the COVID-19 vaccine line
Published Jan 25, 2021
Prioritizing officials without clear, public criteria will undermine public health response, claims new paper by Johns Hopkins faculty
Commentary
Hopkins experts call for blue ribbon commission on reopening K-12 schools
Published Jan 4, 2021
'The coronavirus has potentially disrupted learning for a generation,' three education and bioethics experts write in 'The Baltimore Sun' / The Baltimore Sun
Art
Greek tragedy helps frontline medical workers cope with COVID-19
Published Nov 16, 2020
Selected works explore feelings of abandonment, personal risk, deferred grief, and helplessness in project organized by Theater of War Productions, Berman Institute of Bioethics, and JHU Program in Arts, Humanities & Health