Here’s a news item (login required [free account]) that some readers might find interesting: the CDC has set up a permanent ethics panel on the distribution of vaccines and the sticky trade-off issues involved in rationing. According to The New York Times, it includes some familiar names:

“Four people have been named to the panel, although the agency hopes to add a fifth. Those already appointed, in addition to Dr. [John D.] Arras, are Robert J. Levine of Yale University, Kathleen Kinlaw of Emory University and Thomas Beauchamp of Georgetown University.”