Doctors Treating Coronavirus Told to Discriminate Against Elderly Patients: They “Will be Left to Die”

Steven Ertelt – LifeNews.com March 12, 2020

The world is in a state of  paranoia currently as nations try to combat the spread and effect of the coronavirus. Italy is facing the worst of the crisis right now and its medical system has descended into a state of chaos, according to news reports about the situation there.

One doctor who is treating patients there likened the situation to treating patients in a battlefield, like Vietnam or the aftermath of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and having to make split-second decisions on which patients will be treated and which ones will be denied care after a quick triage.

Shockingly, the same anti-life rationing ethic that is pervading medicine nowadays when it comes to the promotion of euthanasia and assisted suicide has taken hold in Italy, as elderly and disabled patients face discrimination because they are not young and healthy.

And one news report indicates an Italian medical college has issued shocking guidelines to doctors and medical professionals telling them to just let elderly patients die. As The Atlantic reports:

Those who are too old to have a high likelihood of recovery, or who have too low a number of “life-years” left even if they should survive, will be left to die. This sounds cruel, but the alternative, the document argues, is no better. “In case of a total saturation of resources, maintaining the criterion of ‘first come, first served’ would amount to a decision to exclude late-arriving patients from access to intensive care.”

In addition to age, doctors and nurses are also advised to take a patient’s overall state of health into account: “The presence of comorbidities needs to be carefully evaluated.” This is in part because early studies of the virus seem to suggest that patients with serious preexisting health conditions are significantly more likely to die. But it is also because patients in a worse state of overall health could require a greater share of scarce resources to survive: “What might be a relatively short treatment course in healthier people could be longer and more resource-consuming in the case of older or more fragile patients.”

These guidelines apply even to patients who require intensive care for reasons other than the coronavirus, because they too make demands on the same scarce medical resources. As the document clarifies, “These criteria apply to all patients in intensive care, not just those infected with CoVid-19.”

This is the essence of rationing health care, and for everyone since the guidelines apply even to people not infected or possibly infected by the coronavirus.

The irony is that the guidelines are called “distributive justice.” But there’s no justice when treatment decisions are based on who is considered too old or too ill. Every human being has a right to life and deserves medical care and treatment regardless of their age or disability. Governments and the private sector need to step up and do everything possible to ensure no patient gets left behind.

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6 responses to “Doctors Treating Coronavirus Told to Discriminate Against Elderly Patients: They “Will be Left to Die””

  1. It must be grueling to have to make those decisions… But necessity dictates it, it seems.

    Under the current (broken) system, I guess it’s the best the doctors can do.

  2. The elites are culling the herd, oh if God would simply cull them all instead.

  3. The doctors and nurses are requested to judge the state of health of the patients , so far so good . But what happens when the secret services ask the cooperation of medical staff in denying treatment to someone the state criminals do not like ? I am referring to the intervention of state criminals such as CIA , FBI , MI6, MI5 , DGES, BND , ASIO , DIGOS
    In the personal lives of people . We know that doctors are always eager to help the state criminals under the fiction that their help is needed for defense against : terrorism , state security , secret of state , protection of important politicians and other BLS . The victim could be just someone that knows too much of their illegality and human rights abuses . So even this system is open to abuse .

  4. Corona is modern day eugenics: the latest population reduction scam…
    And it is the best way to cover-up that the Rotschild economic piramide scam has been laying in ruins since at least 2008 and now really is at its end.

  5. Over the past 60 years our public hospitals have increasingly become places of fear and death rather than places of faith and healing especially for the elderly. In pagan Canada you really need an attentive child or relative on the scene everyday if you are infirm and over 80 to be your advocate. Without an advocate you are at the mercy of social workers of some bean-counting government administration. Also, if you have a serious cancer condition and it looks like your chances with conventional treatment is low then you likely will not get optimum treatment. Happened to my wife 15 years ago when she was stage 4 from the breast to the bone. The government agency would not operate saying her chances were about 5% and that she had at most 2 years to live. She found an oncologist who had opted out of the agency. She got her surgery and chemo and then went into remission.

  6. Why would you do something like this when the younger people are expected to survive? Why aren’t they the ones to be ignored? Because it is not about a flu like virus, it is about depopulation and bringing in the New World Order and global government they have been planning for years and years.