Three Christian Ethicists Offer Answers on Safety and Ethics of Getting Vaccinated Against Coronavirus

A medical assistant injects a vaccine in a file photo. | (Photo: Reuters/Michael Buholzer)

As ethical questions raised by COVID-19 vaccines have left many Christians wondering whether they should get vaccinated, three Christian ethicists have offered answers based on some primary considerations believers may have — safety and efficacy, complicity with evil, and compliance with authority.

Dealing with the issue of safety and efficacy, Matthew Arbo, C. Ben Mitchell and Andrew T. Walker write that because the stakes are so high, “the scrutiny and oversight have never been more intense.”

Writing for the Public Discourse journal of the Witherspoon Institute, a conservative think tank in Princeton, New Jersey, the three authors quote Dan Barouch, a vaccine researcher at Harvard University: “Never before have there been vaccine trials that have been followed so closely from inception to onset to conduct.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Anugrah Kumar

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