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Press Release 02/2021 Ethics Council hears experts on the topic of “Man and Machine’’

24.02.2021
The German Ethics Council is currently preparing an Opinion on the ethical questions regarding the relationship between humans and machines. In this context, it will question four experts on current developments in the field of artificial intelligence and human-machine interfaces at a Public Hearing on Thursday, 25 February 2021.

Press Release 01/2021 Special rules for vaccinated people?

04.02.2021
In its Ad hoc Recommendation published today, the German Ethics Council addresses the question of whether a vaccination against Covid-19 may or even must lead to special rules for vaccinated people. At present, the Ethics Council considers it unacceptable to lift state restrictions on civil liberties on an individual basis, not least because the possibility that vaccinated people may still spread the virus cannot be excluded with sufficient certainty.

Press Release 09/2020 Long-term care: A modicum of contact despite infection control

18.12.2020
In its Ad hoc Recommendation published today, the German Ethics Council proposes measures to ensure a minimum level of social contact for people living in long-term care facilities, despite the current need for infection control measures.

Press Release 08/2020 Who First? Allocation of Vaccines against SARS-CoV-2

17.11.2020
On 18 November 2020, the German Ethics Council, together with representatives of other European ethics councils and the WHO, will discuss the various strategies for a fair distribution of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines at national and international level. The event is part of the “Bioethics Forum” series and will be publicly accessible online.