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COVID-19 Vaccine: Hopes, Hypes and Fairness

1 Dec 2020 (Tue)
Seminar and ColloquiumCentre for Applied Ethics
COVID-19 Vaccine:  Hopes, Hypes and Fairness
1 Dec 2020 (Tue)
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Dr. Derrick Au (區結成醫生,筆名區聞海)

FNRA: Chinese and Cross-Cultural Health Humanities Lecture Series
Online Lecture 


COVID-19 Vaccine:  Hopes, Hypes and Fairness  
By Dr. Derrick Au

1st  Dec  2020 (Tue)
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Via  ZOOM 


As the global COVID-19 epidemic continues to take a heavy toll on human lives, public health and the economy, hopes are high that the unprecedented pace of new vaccine development may help bring an end to the epidemic.  This talk will be in two parts.  The first part takes a critical look at where the hopes lie, the basis of positive expectation, cautions and yet to be resolved questions on the new COVID-19 vaccine(s).  The second part considers ethical issues as related to new vaccine development and its allocation when available, focusing on fairness and responsibilities.

Dr. Derrick Au

Dr. Derrick Au

Dr. Derrick Au(區結成醫生,筆名區聞海)is the Director of the Centre for Bioethics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Chairman of the Bioethics Course Committee of the Faculty of Medicine, CUHK. He served in medical geriatric and rehabilitation services for two decades before taking up management positions in the Hospital Authority (HA), including Director of Quality and Safety. He is the ex-chairman of the HA Clinical Ethics Committee. Dr. Au is also a writer on health care and humanities and a columnist.