COVID-19 pandemic: considerations from Bioethics

(by Elena Postigo, Bioethics professor at University Francisco de Vitoria) The Covid-19 pandemic, popularly known as coronavirus, is causing a great human drama with thousands of dead, infected, entire countries paralyzed and healthcare completely collapsed. The rapid spread of the virus is causing such a high number of patients that the various health systems are…

What do the following countries have in common?

Source. What do the following countries have in common (USA, Norway, South Korea, South Africa, New Zealand, Colombia, Finland, Iran, Egypt, Costa Rica, Ireland, Puerto Rico, Turkey, Ukraine, Panama, Iceland and Moldova? Answer:  in all of them, total fertility rate (children per woman) in 2018 was the smallest ever. What do the former countries have in common…

Forte fécondité française : ce n’est pas seulement grâce aux femmes immigrées

Fuente. Selon les auteurs d’une étude, l’explication est plutôt à chercher du côté des politiques publiques de soutien à la famille, particulièrement incitatives. Si la fécondité de la France est la plus élevée des pays de l’Union européenne, ce n’est pas grâce à l’immigration, contrairement aux idées reçues. C’est le constat d’une étude publiée ce mercredi par l’Institut…