UPDATED to include responses to questions I asked of the Australian Government Department of Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine Team
Its been a little while and I haven’t been that well.
I wrote an essay on the weekend of 12, 13, and 14 February 2021 about use of vaccines by Christians (and more generally, people of faith). The essay focuses on how we might best respond to some of the new COVID vaccines that have a development and indeed a testing basis in foetal cell lines, descendant from decades old aborted human foetal cells.
This can be a complex area of morality and bioethics for people of faith. The essay is not a short read, but I do hope you find it both informative and helpful for yourself, and perhaps even your own faith community. If you appreciate the work, please feel free to share and discuss within your community.
Oh, and there is a couple of questions to which I could not (yet) give a more complete response. I have asked the Australian Government’s COVID resource team to provide a considered view. I hope that they come through on this.
The essay is here.
Take care all – nice chatting.