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This WEH/Ethox seminar will be held by video conference through Bluejeans. Please email for the link to the meeting.


Due to insufficient evidence on antibody-based immunity to protect against SARS-CoV-2 reinfection, and concerns about the accuracy and reliability of available serological tests, the World Health Organization has advised against the implementation of “immunity passports” or certificates as a way to ease restrictive measures at present, as it may increase the risk of continued transmission. Nevertheless, serological testing for the issuance of immunity passports remains a serious policy option in a number of countries. This webinar will provide an overview of the uses of immunity passports and the ethical issues they raise. Based on the principles of benefit maximization, harm minimization and the least restrictive intervention, it will propose an ethical approach for the implementation of COVID-19 immunity certificates.

Forthcoming events

What can genotyping studies tell us about on-farm transmission routes of Campylobacter?

Monday, 04 March 2024, 1pm to 2pm @ BDI/OxPop Building LG seminar rooms

Oxford Festival of Global Health - Lovesick

Thursday, 07 March 2024, 4pm to 8pm @ The Curzon Cinema, The Westgate, Oxford

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Monday, 15 April 2024, 1pm to 2pm @ BDI/OxPop Building LG seminar rooms

The effects of BCG on non-specific resistance to respiratory infection

Monday, 13 May 2024, 1pm to 2pm @ BDI/OxPop Building LG seminar rooms