No Treatment for the Unvaccinated
A recent post on Facebook stated that if a person refuses the vaccine, they should also be refused medical help for Covid. Okay. Let's break this down. Why don't we ask patients this before any treatment is provided for any ailments?
Lung cancer patient... have you ever smoked cigarettes? Oh, yeah? You smoked for 10 years but recently quit? I am so sorry, but no chemo options are available to you since you chose to partake in something known to cause cancer.
Melanoma patient... did you always wear sunscreen when you went outside? Oh, you wore tanning spray instead? Sorry, no treament because you chose to do something that has been known to cause skin cancer.
Obese Diabetic... I'm sorry you have chosen to eat unhealthy, but we can no longer give you insulin because your personal choices have led you to become overweight and sick. You should've eaten more salad.
Car accident victim... did you wear your seat belt? Oh, no??? Sorry... bleed out. You know better than to take that risk... it's the law!
College kid with an STD... did you use protection? Oh, you didn't feel like it??? Well, sorry I can't help you... you didn't take the preventive measures suggested by the CDC to avoid this sickness.
No healthcare provider should EVER say these things! Because it isn't your place or my place to tell someone how to live, or to deny them care when they get sick. God gives us personal choice... it isn't up to anyone living to take that away. Every day we choose to do things that may 'take us out'.
If you decide unvaxxed people don't deserve treatment... then it should go for illness across the board. Right? They're all preventative... diabetes, obesity, cancer, heart disease... They're all at epidemic proportions... hundreds of thousands of people are sick due to lifestyle choices... to deny anyone medical care sounds insane right?
Apparently some people are just that petty. Grow up.
If you want a vaccine, great. If you don't, cool. Wear a mask after putting that cigarette out because you care about respiratory health, awesome. Eat that cake before your next dose of insulin... right on. ]Fried chicken with 90% blockage, eat it up. If you think I sound ridiculous right now that's because this debate is absolutely ridiculous.
I think it is great we have a vaccine as an option if you want it. If someone doesn't because they don't feel it is right for them that's understandable, too. It's not a sure thing. It's not well known. This is ALL new territory. Grace is required here. We are all dying from the moment we take our first breath. Does medicine have a place to help people get well? Yes. Thank God for it. Will it save you from death... no... So leave people to make their own choices about how they want to live. If you choose to be in the medical field you have chosen to help sick people NO MATTER HOW they get sick. And, hats off to so many men and women who do it.
But... If you don't want to help everyone, then you need a new field to
practice in. You took an oath. I certainly don't want to see someone when I'm
sick who thinks certain groups with certain beliefs and their own opinions
(opposite of mine or not) don't deserve healthcare.
Shame. On. You.
I did not write this but totally agree.