Xavier Symons

Xavier Symons is a Masters student in philosophy at Sydney University and has a keen interest in bioethics. Aside from his studies he enjoys playing guitar and reading American literature. He has contributed to a number of online publications, in addition to his work with BioEdge.



Xavier Symons | 31 May 2020 |
tags: covid-19, isolation, pandemics, rationing, utilitarianism
Three Oxford ethicists have defended utilitarian pandemic ethics.

Xavier Symons | 24 May 2020 |
tags: australia, euthanasia, politics, queensland
The government faces a tough election battle in October.

Xavier Symons | 16 May 2020 |
tags: autonomy, compulsory vaccination, covid-19, vaccination
A group Oxford ethicists say "yes".

Xavier Symons | 10 May 2020 |
tags: coronavirus, covid-19, pandemics, suicide
A new study warns of an epidemic of deaths of despair.

Xavier Symons | 9 May 2020 |
tags: herd immunity
There seems to be an ageist and ableist prejudice implicit in the way people assess the importance of protecting older members of the population from infection

Xavier Symons | 25 Apr 2020 |
tags: consent, dementia, euthanasia, netherlands
Patients need not be competent to be euthanised.

Xavier Symons | 5 Apr 2020 |
tags:
Ethics is proving increasingly relevant to the coronavirus crisis.

Xavier Symons | 4 Apr 2020 |
tags: animal rights, china, coronavirus, pandemics, wet markets
Commentators say wet-markets are unethical and a danger to humanity.

Xavier Symons | 28 Mar 2020 |
tags: coronavirus, healthcare rationing, pandemics, resource allocation, vaccination
Above all, we should maximise benefits.

Xavier Symons | 28 Mar 2020 |
tags: coronavirus, isolation, pandemics, quarantine, us
A senior republican politician is ready to sacrifice himself.

Xavier Symons | 21 Mar 2020 |
tags: coronavirus, pandemics, prisons
Prison populations are at great risk from the outbreak.

Xavier Symons | 21 Mar 2020 |
tags: coronavirus, isolation, pandemics, quarantine
Staying at home can be ethically complicated.

Xavier Symons | 29 Feb 2020 |
tags: ai, clinical practice, healthcare, machine learning
Health analysts have mixed opinions.

Xavier Symons | 23 Feb 2020 |
tags: assisted dying, coercion, euthanasia, victoria
The number of deaths is higher than predicted.

Xavier Symons | 1 Feb 2020 |
tags: china, coronavirus, pandemics, transparency
Chinese authorities stand accused of a coronavirus cover-up.



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