You wanna moralize and preach, become a minister. Otherwise, just shut up and doctor.
An insidious sentiment has begun metastasizing throughout the United States and Britain, expressed by politicians, pundits, and – most disturbingly – by physicians themselves: that the unvaccinated who contract Covid-19 should be denied medical care.
It gets worse. A former US senator from Missouri, Claire McCaskill, also wants the unvaccinated to have their insurance rates raised. Piers Morgan, the British TV personality, demands to his nearly 8 million Twitter followers that the NHS must refuse them hospital beds. An emergency medical physician in Arizona responds to a video clip of people unmasked in a grocery store with a message, “Let ‘em die”. A liver surgeon at Massachusetts General suggests that declining a Covid vaccine should be treated by doctors as a functional Do Not Intubate/Do Not Resuscitate order.
These are neither private thoughts nor quiet conversations with overworked colleagues: these are calls to action, shared on social media, intended for public consumption.
This should terrify you.
Actually, it should enrage you, and fill you with what was long ago called a terrible resolve.
The above is from a long-ish piece by a fellow Weird Dave says is a “Moron, children’s book author and doctor (listed in order of importance)“, and is a must-read for sure. I’d love to pull more from it for this post, but since there’s already a lengthy list of other items I hope to get around to, this brief excerpt will have to suffice.