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Dr. Jane Philpott co-edits 'Vulnerable', a comprehensive textbook on COVID-19

The former Liberal cabinet minister, along with several colleagues, collaborated to edit the new publication, titled Vulnerable: The Law, Policy and Ethics of COVID-19.
By: Alison Larabie Chase
July 21, 2020
Photo: screenshot from Vulnerable video

“This pandemic has been a massive wake-up call to expose the vulnerabilities that have existed for a very long time,” says Dr. Jane Philpott, former Liberal cabinet minister and a medical doctor who is now the director of the Queen’s University School of Medicine. She and her colleagues Colleen M. Flood, Vanessa MacDonnell, Sophie Thériault, and Sridhar Venkatapuram worked together to edit a new textbook titled Vulnerable: The Law, Policy and Ethics of COVID-19. The book brings together 69 authors to explore big questions about society, governance, ethics, philosophy, and public health in an effort to spark big, meaningful policy changes and structural reform in our society. As Flood puts it, “We shouldn’t go back to normal, because normal wasn’t good enough.”

The book aims to inform and support policy-makers so that those in our society who are most vulnerable can be protected from the kind of disproportionate negative impacts that they have experienced throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The book is available for purchase in hard copy or as a free download through Open Access on the U of O Research website.

Learn more about Vulnerable by watching the video below:

Source: University of Ottawa Press

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