"Ezekiel Jonathan "Zeke" Emanuel" is an United States/American bioethicist and fellow at the Center for American Progress. He opposes legalized euthanasia, and is a proponent of a voucher-based universal health care. Before joining the National Institutes of Health in 1998 he was an associate professor at the Harvard Medical School, and as of September 2011 he serves as the Diane and Robert Levy University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where he holds a joint appointment at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Wharton School.

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[Depression] is something we know about, ... We need to diagnose it more.

They were very low numbers -- actually, lower than I anticipated. Considering the scope of the debate, you would think this was a major, common occurrence.

I think what this shows is that even in the midst of the debate, it is largely irrelevant, ... It's not the sum and substance of improving end-of-life care.

We said, 'Wow, he must have some data,' .

The conundrum with AIDS is (that) unlike chicken pox, AIDS is fatal.

In general, I think they have done a good job.

Pending actually reading the new rules, we are generally optimistic. We think they have adopted almost everything that the Assembly of Scientists says the rules should have.

Everyone's got an intuition about the risk of everyday life. We thought, 'Wouldn't it be great if we could quantify it?' And once you begin to do that, you realize that everyday life is not benign.

You have to stop blaming the victim here. When you see it's about access -- not bringing enough minorities in -- that means the responsibility is on us, the researchers and research institutions.