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As an Advisory body to the President of the United States, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) considers ethical issues with particular focus on U.S. perspectives and policies. However, the 2014-2015 Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic in western Africa once again reminded us that public health, and public health ethics, is global.

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Following the revelation of unethical U.S. research conducted in Guatemala in the 1940s, on October 1, 2010, President Barack Obama apologized to the people of Guatemala via a telephone call to President Álvaro Colom, and directed the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) to review the events that occurred in Guatemala. 

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In its capstone report, the Bioethics Commission focused on the symbiotic relationship between democratic deliberation and bioethics education as mutually reinforcing facets of public bioethics. Education is required for informed deliberation, and deliberation enhances education at all levels. These facets form a virtuous circle which can and should play a key role when making ethical decisions on what is best for the public’s health.

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Children have unique needs that make them vulnerable in disasters, and still there are outstanding gaps in state, institutional and family emergency plans that put them at risk. However, research shows that families of children who bring home preparedness materials are 75% more likely to have a plan meaning that children can truly be change agents in building resilient communities and a ready nation.

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