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McGill Alert. The downtown campus will remain partially closed through the evening of Monday, July 15. See the Campus Safety site for details.

Alerte de McGill. Le campus du centre-ville restera partiellement fermé jusqu’au lundi 15 juillet, en soirée. Complément d’information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention

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Some shelter users in Yellowknife were offered $20 to get the vaccine. Was that ethical? - CBC, September 15, 2021

Published: 15 September 2021

Dr. Nicholas King, Associate Professor in the Biomedical Ethics Unit, is among the experts quoted by CBC.

"…Nicholas B. King, an associate professor in the biomedical ethics unit and at the epidemiology, biostatistics and occupational health department at McGill University told CBC News there are two ethical considerations to be made when deciding whether to offer vaccine incentives. The first question to consider, he said, is whether the financial incentive would encourage someone to do something that would cause them harm, risk their health, or infringe on their freedom of choice. The second is whether offering a financial incentive would be disproportionately burdensome or coercive to people who are particularly disadvantaged."

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