Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Playing God

"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. They include the very elderly, seriously hurt trauma victims, severely burned patients and those with severe dementia."

This criteria should include all politicians also.

A politicaly correct way to say Die:
"may have to forgo life-sustaining interventions"

It all boils down to don't save anyone who can't toil under the government lash.

Good little wage slaves, to feed the beast.


  1. Yup, just one more reason to get the hell outta Dodge!

  2. It sad but the odd for the strong only surviving vs those that will take up to much time or care will be let to pass on during a pandemic. So much for respecting and caring for the elders.

  3. Come on guys. Even in the Army the concept of triage is well known. Old people are a poor choice for "heroic measures" the flu will kill them in droves, it has in every epidemic and will in every epedimic.

    I know that the idea sucks, but if you in fact have limited resources to fight a health crisis, you do have to pick and choose. The worst off a patient is, like the conditions described here, the lower the chance the measure will succeed.

    Sometimes the doc's gotta make shitty decisions to save the most lives while conserving limited resources.