On this webpage, we have brought together all reactions to our Call for Papers “COVID-19: Assessing Ethical Responses to the Pandemic“. As we continue to publish on COVID-19, we will keep this page up-to-date with our most recent publications on the topic.

Our publisher Springer Nature offers Free Access to all papers on COVID-19.

The copyright of Free Access articles is shared by Springer Nature and the National University of Singapore. The copyright of Open Access articles remains with the respective authors.

Original Article – Free Access
The Perfect Moral Storm: Diverse ethical considerations in the COVID-19 pandemic
Vicki Xafis, G. Owen Schaefer, Markus Labude, Yujia Zhu and Li Yang Hsu
June 2020 – 12(2): 65-83 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00125-3

Update – Free Access
The role of palliative medicine in ICU bed allocation in COVID-19: a joint position statement of the Singapore Hospice Council and the Chapter of Palliative Medicine Physicians
Lalit Kumar Radha Krishna, Han Yee Neo, Elisha Wan Ying Chia, Kuang Teck Tay, Noreen Chan, Patricia Soek Hui Neo, Cynthia Goh, Tan Ying Peh, Min Chiam, and James Alvin Yiew Hock Low
June 2020 – 12(2): 205-211 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00128-0

Perspective Article – Free Access
COVID-19 pandemic: a litmus test of trust in the health system
Vijayaprasad Gopichandran, Sudharshini Subramaniam and Maria Jusler Kalsingh
June 2020 – 12(2): 213-221 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00122-6

Perspective Article – Open Access
“What’s inconvenient for you, is life-saving for me”: How health inequities are playing out during the COVID-19 pandemic
Vicki Xafis
June 2020 – 12(2): 223-234 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00119-1

Perspective Article – Open Access
COVID-19 super-spreaders: definitional quandaries and implications
Emma Cave
June 2020 – 12(2): 235-242 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00118-2

Perspective Article – Open Access
Ethics Education for Successful Infectious Disease Control of COVID-19
Hannah YeeFen Lim
June 2020 – 12(2): 243-251 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00124-4

Perspective Article – Free Access
Rationing in a Pandemic: Lessons from Italy
Lucia Craxì, Marco Vergano, Julian Savulescu, and Dominic Wilkinson
September 2020 – 12(3): 325-330 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00127-1

Perspective Article – Free Access
Age Matters but it should not be used to Discriminate against the Elderly in Allocating Scarce Resources in the Context of COVID-19
Leniza de Castro-Hamoy, and Leonardo D. de Castro
September 2020 – 12(3): 331-340 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00130-6

Perspective Article – Free Access
Vietnam’s Response to the Covid-19 Outbreak
Sanja Ivic
September 2020 – 12(3): 341-347 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00134-2

Perspective Article – Free Access
Sharing Information on COVID-19: the ethical challenges in the Malaysian setting
Aimi Nadia Mohd Yusof, Muhamad Zaid Muuti, Lydia Aiseah Ariffin, and Mark Kiak Min Tan
September 2020 – 12(3): 349-361 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00132-4

Original Article – Free Access
Redefining Reciprocity in Quarantine: Examples from the Digital Landscapes of Wuhan’s COVID-19 TikToks and Video Diaries
Yanping Ni, Morris Fabbri, Chi Zhang, and Kearsley A. Stewart
December 2020 – 12(4): 435-457 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00150-2

Original Article – Open Access
Fail to Prepare and You Prepare to Fail: The Human Rights Consequences of the UK Government’s Inaction during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Rhiannon Frowde, Edward S. Dove, and Graeme T. Laurie
December 2020 – 12(4): 459-480 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00151-1

Perspective Article – Open Access
An analysis of the ethics of lockdown in India
Meghna Ann Arunachalam, and Aarti Halwai
December 2020 – 12(4): 481-489 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00133-3

Perspective Article – Free Access
The Infectious Diseases Act and Resource Allocation in Times of Pandemic in Bangladesh
Md. Sanwar Siraj, Rebecca Susan Dewey, and A.S.M. Firoz Ul Hassan
December 2020 – 12(4): 491-502 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00149-9

Perspective Article – Free Access
COVID-19 Lockdowns: A Public Mental Health Ethics Perspective
Daisy Cheung, and Eric C. Ip
December 2020 – 12(4): 503-510 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00144-0

Perspective Article – Free Access
Disability Discrimination, Medical Rationing and COVID-19
Bo Chen, and Donna Marie McNamara
December 2020 – 12(4): 511-518 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00147-x

Perspective Article – Free Access
Epistemic ignorance, poverty and the COVID-19 pandemic
Cristian Timmermann
December 2020 – 12(4): 519-527 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00140-4

Perspective Article – Free Access
Paediatric Palliative Care during COVID-19 pandemic: a Malaysian perspective
Lee Ai Chong, Erwin J. Khoo, Azanna Ahmad Kamar, and Hui Siu Tan
December 2020 – 12(4): 529-537 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00142-2

Perspective Article – Free Access
Socio-Ethical Dimension of COVID–19 Prevention Mechanism—The triumph of Care ethics
Charles Biradzem Dine
December 2020 – 12(4): 539-550 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00143-1

Student Article – Free Access
COVID-19 and its Challenges for the Healthcare System in Pakistan
Atiqa Khalid, and Sana Ali
December 2020 – 12(4): 551-564 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00139-x

Original Article – Open Access
COVID-19: Against a Lockdown Approach
Steven R. Kraaijeveld
June 2021 – 13(2): 195-212 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00154-y

Original Article – Open Access
COVID-19 Pandemic, Transparency, and “Polidemic” in the Republic of Korea
Cheol Kang, and Ilhak Lee
June 2021 – 13(2): 213-224 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00164-4

Perspective Article – Free Access
Ethical Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic—Lessons from Sri Lanka
Dineshani Hettiarachchi, Nafeesa Noordeen, Chanpika Gamakaranage, E.A. Rumesh Buddhika D. Somarathne, and Saroj Jayasinghe
June 2021 – 13(2): 225-233 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00153-z

Perspective Article – Open Access
The Possibility/Impossibility of Ethical Community during the COVID-19 Pandemic: a Philosophical Reflection
Shining Star Lyngdoh
June 2021 – 13(2): 235-243 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00168-0

Student Article – Free Access
Is COVID-19 Immune to Misinformation? A Brief Overview
Sana Ali, Atiqa Khalid, and Erum Zahid
June 2021 – 13(2): 255-277 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00155-x

Original Article – Open Access
Reciprocal Trust as an Ethical Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Hui Yun Chan
September 2021 – 13(3): 335-354 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00174-2

Original Article – Free Access
The Mental Health of Refugees during a Pandemic: The Impact of COVID-19 on Resettled Bhutanese Refugees
Tanner McGuire, Daniel Yozwiak, and Julie Aultman
December 2021 – 13(4): 375-399 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00183-1

Original Article – Open Access
Risk Perception and Protective Behavior in the Context of COVID-19: a Qualitative Exploration
Salma Siddiqui, and Azher Hameed Qamar
December 2021 – 13(4): 401-420 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00181-3

Perspective Article – Free Access
The Grandview Medical Center Bioethics Consultation Service Perspectives on the Peril of Isolated and Vulnerable Individuals due to COVID-19
Nicholas Salupo, Leland Cancilla, Sharon Merryman, and Jeffrey Kaufhold
December 2021 – 13(4): 463-471 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00177-z

Original Article – Free Access
The Mental Health of Refugees during a Pandemic: Striving toward Social Justice through Social Determinants of Health and Human Rights
Daniel Yozwiak, Tanner McGuire, and Julie M. Aultman
January 2022 – 14(1): 9-23 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00184-0

Student Article – Open Access
Health Inequalities amongst Refugees and Migrant Workers in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Report of Two Cases
Shu Hui Ng
April 2022 – 14(2): 107-114 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00198-8

Original Article – Open Access
Ethical and social issues for healthcare providers in the intensive care unit during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan: A questionnaire survey
Yusuke Seino, Yayoi Aizawa, Atsushi Kogetsu, and Kazuto Kato
April 2022 – 14(2): 115-131 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00194-y

Perspective Article – Free Access
Exploring the Ethics of Space in Slum Research during COVID-19 through the Lens of Merleau-Ponty
Lily Beth Lumagbas
April 2022 – 14(2): 199-206 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00187-x

Original Article – Free Access
Public attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccinations before dawn in Japan: ethics and future Perspectives
Haruka Nakada, Kyoko Takashima, Yuichi Maru, Tsunakuni Ikka, Koichiro Yuji, Sachie Yoshida, and Kenji Matsui
July 2022 – 14(3): 287-302 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-022-00207-4