Dialogue Between an Infectious Disease Specialist and a Biochemist

  • Jacques Quintin Département de psychiatrie, Faculté de médecine et des sciences de la santé, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Keywords: ethics, scientific research, conscience, duty, integrity, Covid-19, pandemic
Language(s): French


The events surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic raise many ethical questions that affect medicine as well as public health, the economy, the vulnerability of individuals, and all spheres of life such as death and questions about the meaning of existence. There is a strong motivation among researchers to make a vaccine that would protect people from such a disaster. But sometimes the object of desire is so pervasive that it overwhelms moral consciousness. The following dialogue offers an illustration of what can happen in the mind of two researchers confronted with the idea of doing good in an absolute way.

How to Cite
Quintin J. Dialogue Between an Infectious Disease Specialist and a Biochemist. Can. J. Bioeth. 2020;3:99-102. https://doi.org/10.7202/1070229ar.
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