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Associate Professor Patricia Zettler quoted in Medium article concerning COVID-19

September 21, 2020 | Media News

Associate Professor Patricia Zettler was recently quoted in Medium’s Coronavirus Blog in an article titled, “The Fraught Legality of DIY Covid-19 Vaccines.”

Zettler, an expert in the area of health law, said ““I don’t think the goal should be stopping all citizen science (nor is that a realistic goal). In our article, we encourage citizen scientists, as I’d encourage all scientists, to take seriously their ethical responsibilities when promoting DIY Covid-19 vaccines. For all potential Covid-19 countermeasures, but perhaps especially for vaccines, I think truthful, balanced, and accurate communication about what is known and not known about the product — and avoiding unsupported hype — is extremely important.”