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    Originally posted by Maynerd View Post
    No Death Panel told them to refuse an inoculation. It seems to me they convened their own Death Panel.

    I'm fine with providing treatment to the unvaccinated, but only up to the point someone who has been vaccinated doesn't need the care. Aren't we also convening a death panel when we refuse care to a vaccinated person because the beds are full of the unvaccinated? Do we tell them "sorry, you'll just have to wait until there's room," or do we push the unvaccinated guy out into the hallway? Either way, you're picking one person or the other. Why not prioritize the one who took measures to avoid needing the care?
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      Originally posted by Texsahara View Post

      I agree in theory but at the same time, it's easy to sit on the outside and tell medical professionals that they have to let the unvaccinated guy die when they've committed their lives to providing help to those that need it. Do we really want death panels?
      I agree. It's not fair to put medical professionals in that position. They've got enough to deal with these days.
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        Originally posted by YankeeFan1421 View Post

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        So same question - where is your line? if you go to the emergency room late on a saturday night with heart pain do you get to go ahead of the drunk driver, the gang member, the obese mom, the overdose? since you made better life choices do you get priority?

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          Originally posted by HfxBob View Post

          I agree. It's not fair to put medical professionals in that position. They've got enough to deal with these days.
          This. It goes against everything healthcare professionals are trained to do. And what do we recommend they do with the critically ill Covid patients?

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            Originally posted by YFIB View Post

            This. It goes against everything healthcare professionals are trained to do. And what do we recommend they do with the critically ill Covid patients?
            this. One of my issues with conservatives is they are reactionary vs proactive. Even in medicine in Florida and other red states they are pushing the treatment options (after the fact) over vaccines (proactive snd preventative).mandates work as they help prevent serious illness to begin with

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              Originally posted by YFIB View Post
              And what do we recommend they do with the critically ill Covid patients?
              What do they do with the critically ill Covid patients when the hospital beds are all full with unvaccinated patients?


              "But what people tend to forget...is that being a Yankee is as much about character as it is about performance; as much about who you are as what you do."
              - President Barack Obama

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                Originally posted by Maynerd View Post
                What do they do with the critically ill Covid patients when the hospital beds are all full with unvaccinated patients?
                Try to send them someplace else to get care. I'm not saying there's a good answer (beyond vaccination, of course). But you can't ask healthcare workers to take people off equipment that is keeping them alive and push them out the door. It's literally against the code of what they've been trained to do.

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                  Originally posted by Texsahara View Post

                  So same question - where is your line? if you go to the emergency room late on a saturday night with heart pain do you get to go ahead of the drunk driver, the gang member, the obese mom, the overdose? since you made better life choices do you get priority?
                  Obesity and OD are complex and not the fault of the patients. Just saying.
                  "Our work continues, the fight goes on, and the big dreams never die." -- Elizabeth Warren

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                    Originally posted by jlw1980 View Post

                    Obesity and OD are complex and not the fault of the patients. Just saying.
                    Says you. I want to know what the death panel folks think.

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                      Originally posted by jlw1980 View Post

                      Obesity and OD are complex and not the fault of the patients. Just saying.
                      Complex enough that I think "not the fault of the patient" is a little simplistic.
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                        Originally posted by Texsahara View Post

                        Says you. I want to know what the death panel folks think.
                        Fair point.
                        "Our work continues, the fight goes on, and the big dreams never die." -- Elizabeth Warren

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                          Originally posted by JL25and3 View Post

                          Complex enough that I think "not the fault of the patient" is a little simplistic.
                          Well, yes. I was just trying to make a quick point, which I still believe to be true overall.
                          "Our work continues, the fight goes on, and the big dreams never die." -- Elizabeth Warren

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                            Originally posted by YFIB View Post

                            Try to send them someplace else to get care.
                            So, a death panel. Got it.
                            Originally posted by YFIB
                            But you can't ask healthcare workers to take people off equipment that is keeping them alive and push them out the door. It's literally against the code of what they've been trained to do.
                            I get that, too. Color me....frustrated.

                            So where are the people refusing to be admitted to an ER or ICU? If they don't believe in the medical science that recommended they get a shot, why do they believe in the medical science that the hospital might offer? I hope the hospital doesn't take it upon themselves to give an inoculation to them while they're unconscious and on a respirator. Horror!

                            No atheists in foxholes, I guess.

                            "But what people tend to forget...is that being a Yankee is as much about character as it is about performance; as much about who you are as what you do."
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                              Originally posted by Maynerd View Post
                              I hope the hospital doesn't take it upon themselves to give an inoculation to them while they're unconscious and on a respirator. Horror!
                              Pretty sure giving vaccines to folks currently infected with a disease is against medical practice as that's not at all how vaccines work.
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                              the rest is just details.

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                                Originally posted by Yankee Tripper View Post
                                Pretty sure giving vaccines to folks currently infected with a disease is against medical practice as that's not at all how vaccines work.
                                Correct. If you have Covid, the vaccine as a treatment is useless

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