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You are a member of the first generation of doctors in the history of medicine to turn their backs on the oath of Hippocrates and kill millions of old useless people, unborn children, born malformed children, for the good of mankind —and to do so without a single murmur from one of you. Not a single letter of protest in the august New England Journal of Medicine. And do you know what you’re going to end up doing? You a graduate of Harvard and a reader of the New York Times and a member of the Ford Foundation’s Program for the Third World? Do you know what is going to happen to you? . . . You’re going to end up killing Jews.
Originally posted by SaturnFX
I actually see logic behind this. First off, you have to take this in perspective...this is a emergency guideline of a outbreak on epic preportions where people are literally dying in the streets from a superflu.
The question is, if a hospital can only treat say 100 people a hour, and there are 5000 people an hour in need of treatment or they will die..who do you treat.
This is a perfectly valid discussion to have (albeit extremely creepy...what do they know). The decisions they are making are pretty logical...why give the bed for someone near death anyhow when you can give that same bed to someone whom has the potential of a long healthy life if treated?
it sucks, but its also fair. when ships sunk in the past, us men didn't complain that it was women and children first...we seen the value in the decision...this is the sinking ship senario they are simply talking about.
Death panels...why not call it lifeboat panels?