The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) has updated its statistics on critical care resources available in the United States in light of the onset of COVID-19 and the strong possibility of large percentages of the U.S. population being admitted Read More
In this preliminary uncontrolled case series of 5 critically ill patients with COVID-19 and ARDS, convalescent plasma containing neutralizing antibody showed promising results in treating severe cases. These observations require evaluation in clinical trials. We would really like to have Read More
The authors of this Hastings Center Report explain how ethical and legal duties intersect with public health in a time of crisis. When the health system can no longer handle the needs of all persons seeking care, ethical and legal Read More
A new bulletin from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) addresses the application of existing federal anti-discrimination laws to the treatment of persons with disabilities and other groups during a public health Read More
This L.A. Times article explores professional and ethical challenges medical professionals may face in making decisions about who receives scarce resources if COVID-19 cases surge beyond what the health care system can handle. During a public health emergency, triage decisions Read More
This article discusses how multiple disability advocacy groups have filed civil rights complaints challenging Washington’s and Alabama’s plans for resource allocation during a public health crisis, arguing that the states’ plans discriminate against persons with disabilities. The groups argue that Read More

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