PREVENTION AND DETECTION OF CORONA VIRUS WITH VACCINE AND BIOCHIP IMPLANTS: AN ETHICAL EVALUATION

  • Scaria Kanniyakonil St Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Vadavathoor
Keywords: Autonomy, Biochip, Common Good, Do-not-harm, Human Dignity, Micro Fluidic Chip, Pandemic for Profit, RFID Chip, Social Justice

Abstract

COVID-19 is a serious threat to the life of the human beings. The virus spread through respiratory droplets, aerosols, and contact with a biotic surface. Companies and institutes are therefore involved in developing effective methods for the quick detection and prevention of SARS-CoV-2. In order to prevent Covid-19, there are different types of vaccines that are developed by international institutes. Production, price, distribution and equal accessibility are the different ethical issues related to vaccine.Apart from the detection of Covid 19 by various testing methods, multi-national companies developed a biochip to identify COVID-19 in the general population before its symptoms begin by analysing the body temperature variations and antibody status. Biochips can make thousands of biological responses in a few seconds. The question of safety or risk factors, misuse of the collected data by a totalitarian government, common good, informed consent, breach of privacy and autonomy, issues related to social justice, directly and indirectly affecting the developing world are impending ethical questions that need to be answered. Though it has many positive aspects, research should respect human dignity, autonomy and the common good. If biochips implantations do not have an ethical approach based on just laws, faith and virtues, manipulations will continue, and the consequence would be a specially designed group in the society, steered by the whims and fancies of the authority which also affect directly and indirectly the growth of the developing worlds.

Author Biography

Scaria Kanniyakonil, St Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Vadavathoor

Scaria Kanniyakonil, a priest of the archdiocese of Changanacherry, is a Professor of Moral Theology at Paurastya Vidyapitham, and Rector of St Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Vadavathoor, Kerala. He obtained a doctorate in moral theology from the Catholic University Leuven, Belgium (2002). His works include: ed., Ethical Perspectives of the Eastern Churches (2004), Living Organ Donation and Transplantation (2005); ed., Bioethical Issues and the Family (2005); The Fundamentals of Bioethics: Legal Perspectives and Ethical Approaches (2007); Wait For Gods Call?: Catholic Perspective on Euthanasia (2011); ed., New Horizons in Christian Ethics: Reflections from India (2014), ed., Pastoral Challenges of Marriage and Family: Response from India (2015); ed. Bioethical Issues: A Catholic Moral Analysis (2017).

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Published
2022-01-01
How to Cite
Kanniyakonil, S. (2022). PREVENTION AND DETECTION OF CORONA VIRUS WITH VACCINE AND BIOCHIP IMPLANTS: AN ETHICAL EVALUATION. Asian Horizons, 47-57. Retrieved from http://dvkjournals.in/index.php/ah/article/view/3725