Turns Out You Don’t Have a Right to Health Care

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.”

6 thoughts on “Turns Out You Don’t Have a Right to Health Care

  1. They can walk away if they want. People seem to think they cannot. But they can…Makes it not a Right as some leftist shitheads think…

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  2. Regarding some instead of others, triage is triage. Some die on the stretcher while others are in the OR. Just a matter of resources — space, equipment, meds, people, time — that this country is finally realizing those resources are not unlimited. Hell of a way to learn the lesson, but I guess it’s better than a war on our soil.

    Be safe; be well.

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  5. Again I agree with most of what you have pointed out… I don’t think anyone believes there will not be consequences to cutbacks. What we all need to get used to in this province , is the fact that the “money tree” has stopped producing , and we all better get used to living on a tight budget! It is not going to be easy but I do not want my grandchildren and their children still paying for a deficit being produced today! I’m just simply tired of the gross over spending in all aspects of government! Somewhere things need to change, we all need to do our part to correct this problem.

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    • Good luck with that. You would need to reduce at least some “entitlements,” and probably eliminate some. You would have to convince people that it isn’t the government’s job to wipe their nose, and that they need to take some responsibility for some aspects of their lives.

      And you need to let the consequences have the expected actions. And the bleeding hearts will never agree to that.

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