The research aspect of COVID19 during the pandemic has been accelerating at an e


The research aspect of COVID19 during the pandemic has been accelerating at an exponential pace.  We have the advantage of initiating, completing, and publishing research at a pace greater than that of any previous era of human history. While this is certainly a positive aspect of modern life, it is not without moral challenges.In this week’s assigned content, we read of two prominent medical journals publishing and subsequently retracting, provocative research regarding COVID-19. You may wish to read these publications (at least the abstract) and subsequent retractions before creating your post.In your post, please address the following prompts regarding research in the era of COVID-19:1.    What incentives do researchers and publishers have to be “early” to publish data regarding COVID-19? Which of these is internal? Which are external? What is the moral basis of each incentive?2.    Under what circumstances should data be rushed to publication? Under what circumstances should publication be delayed.3.    What conflicts of interest arise out of the funding of COVID-19 research?4.    Who should researchers and publications ultimately be accountable to? The medical community? The government? Their funding organizations? The general public?