In an article published in Minnesota Medicine, Professors Susan Wolf and Debra DeBruin describe the formation and work of the Minnesota COVID Ethics Collaborative (MCEC). MCEC includes over 70 multidisciplinary experts from across the state and is co-chaired by Profs. Wolf and DeBruin. MCEC has provided guidance to the Minnesota Department of Health on allocation of ventilators and critical care resources, remdesivir, convalescent plasma, and other treatments for COVID-19. Prof. Wolf is Chair of the Consortium and Prof. DeBruin is Interim Director of the Center for Bioethics, a Consortium member center.
Helen Branswell, infectious diseases and global health reporter for STAT, shared her perspective on a year of reporting on Covid-19 in a recent interview. Ms. Branswell is a featured panelist for “Challenges in COVID Vaccine Allocation & Distribution,” the third webinar in the Consortium’s COVID Controversies: Ethical Challenges in Research & Treatment webinar series. The webinar takes place Friday, January 8 from noon - 1:30pm Central time. Register for the event here. Video of the webinar will be posted on the Consortium website and YouTube channel within two weeks of the webinar’s completion.