Ethical Lessons Learned from the Ebola Epidemic

Over the past two years, West Africa experienced the largest outbreak of Ebola in history. As scientists raced to develop new vaccines and therapeutics to save the lives of patients who were quickly killed by the disease, important ethical questions arose. How do we balance the time spent on ensuring the safety and efficacy of these treatments and the lives being lost every moment we don’t deliver the treatments to the public? Given the limited supply of treatments, who should be treated first in an epidemic? Join us as Dr. Lisa Schwartz explores the complex ethical issues surrounding the Ebola epidemic.