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Recently re-reading Leon Kass, I was struck by the profoundly humane quality of his reasoning. As a trained physician, medical researcher, and ethicist, Kass has been involved with a number of deeply insightful projects (e.g., President’s Council on Bioethics) that promote a truly liberal understanding of the human experience, and I would argue that he...

In the continued quest for a COVID-19 vaccine, this week’s issue of Science contained an editorial pointing to the misguided comments of two French doctors, who had suggested (in the editorialist’s words) that “ethical and safety standards for testing vaccines and treatments in [African] nations are lower than in other countries.”  While social media was quick to confront the doctors’...