The mentally impaired should be left to die

Who should MDs let die in a pandemic? Report offers answers

Doctors know some patients needing lifesaving care won’t get it in a flu pandemic or other disaster. The gut-wrenching dilemma will be deciding who to let die. Now, an influential group of physicians has drafted a grimly specific list of recommendations for which patients wouldn’t be treated.

As stated in the article one group among other vulnerable groups is:

Those with severe mental impairment, which could include advanced Alzheimer’s disease.

Never mind that illness can cause delusions and mental impairment in even so-called “mentally healthy” individuals. Those of us with predispositions to mental anguish are truly left vulnerable to this barbaric ruling.

And we can imagine left to the discretion of the wise members of the medical establishment that the developmentally disabled will be left to die too. I really have no words.

About Monica Cassani

Author/Editor Beyond Meds: Everything Matters

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  1. markps2

    If things are so bad that they have to decide who will use the finite limited resources of a hospital, the decision of who is going to live and who is going to die in the hospital will be a minor thing.
    (in a city)First problem you got is no food in the stores if everyone is sick.
    Looting and crime everywhere for what food is left.
    Paper money will likely be worthless. I can’t imagine what else…
    Remember the storm Katrina on New Orleans?
    Imagine the whole country.

    AJ Rimmer “”They say that every society is only three meals away from revolution. Deprive a culture of food for three meals, and you’ll have an anarchy.”
    Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
    http://eureferendum.blogspot.com/2008/04/three-meals-from-revolution.html

    http://www.thestar.com/Business/article/417871
    BANGKOK–Rice prices in Thailand, the world’s top exporter, surged to $1,000 a tonne on Thursday as concerns about food security first triggered by a handful of Asian export bans spread as far as the United States.

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