Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, people around the world have been hoping for a vaccine. If one or more effective vaccines could be created, mass-produced and quickly rolled out, a huge amount of illness, disability and death would be prevented, burdensome restrictions on gathering and on travel could be lifted, and life would return more or less to normal.
Death is part of our existence. Dying well is an important part of what it means to flourish as individuals and communities. We maintain that so-called ‘voluntary assisted dying’ (assisted suicide) is not dying well.