Not if your care would cause other deaths, or endanger the doctors and nurses providing care to everyone. Hospitals consider universal do-not-resuscitate orders for coronavirus patients.
Hospitals on the front lines of the pandemic are engaged in a heated private debate over a calculation few have encountered in their lifetimes — how to weigh the “save at all costs” approach to resuscitating a dying patient against the real danger of exposing doctors and nurses to the contagion of coronavirus.
The conversations are driven by the realization that the risk to staff amid dwindling stores of protective equipment — such as masks, gowns and gloves — may be too great to justify the conventional response when a patient “codes,” and their heart or breathing stops.
Your rights don’t include forcing doctors/nurses to do dangerous procedures, and if they don’t have protective gear, a lot of procedures become dangerous.
Hat tip to Instapundit – “IT’S JUST THE FLU.”