Kevin W. Wildes, S.J., is a professor at Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia.
A nurse prepares a shot as a study of a possible Covid-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., on July 27 in Binghamton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
Politics & Society Short Take
Kevin W. WildesAugust 04, 2020
Imagine the potential for chaos once a Covid-19 vaccine becomes available. We need to decide now who should get the vaccine and when.
In this Oct. 2, 2019, photo, State Department Inspector General Steve Linick leaves a meeting at the Capitol in Washington. President Trump fired him on May 15. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite/file)
Politics & Society Short Take
Kevin W. WildesJune 11, 2020
Unknown to most citizens, the dozens of inspectors general in the federal government look for waste, fraud and ethics violations. And President Trump has begun firing them, writes Kevin Wildes, S.J.
Staff inspect medical equipment at an emergency hospital set up amid the coronavirus outbreak in Jakarta, Indonesia, on, March 23. (Hafidz Mubarak A/Pool Photo via AP)
Politics & Society Short Take
Kevin W. WildesMarch 24, 2020
The United States has a “can do” culture, writes Kevin W. Wildes, S.J., but the pandemic is forcing us to accept that we need clear ethical guidelines about how to allocate scarce medical resources.
Kevin W. WildesJuly 16, 2001
At a recent conference on managed care, one of the speakers, a physician, complained that all too often we don’t call patients “patients” any more. These days patients are referred to as either customers, consumers, clients or covered lives. As is often the case at such physician m