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TOPIC: Medical apartheid
#212437
Wyot

Medical apartheid 3 Weeks ago  
I am pro vaccine but this sort of thing (Washington Post here) chills me:

www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/...esources-are-scarce/

This woman argues that as resources are stretched vaccine refusers should be the last to be treated. She doesn't apply this to smokers or hard drinkers because these things are "difficult to give up" and vaccine refusers put others at risk.

This isn't science it is religion. It is not clear that vaccinated people spread the virus less; smokers harm the health of others and alcohol the health of others through violence.

What is it with the human race, Covid and the ability to contextualise?
 
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#212504
Green Man

Re:Medical apartheid 2 Weeks, 5 Days ago  
Divide and rule.

Being a devout atheist this is a still great read.

www.theway.co.uk/news/summer-holiday#:~:text=MEDICAL%20APARTHEID%20In%20the%20UK%2C%20the%20government%20continues,up%20the%20means%20for%20a%20medical%20apartheid%20system.
 
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#212515
Wyot

Re:Medical apartheid 2 Weeks, 5 Days ago  
Green Man wrote:
[quote]Divide and rule.

Being a devout atheist this is a still great read.

www.theway.co.uk/news/summer-holiday#:~:text=MEDICAL

Having skimmed it GM my question now is: what is it with the human race, Covid & Religion and the ability to contextualise?
 
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Last Edit: 2021/09/08 18:08 By JK2006.
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#212524
Honey

Re:Medical apartheid 2 Weeks, 5 Days ago  
We already have medical apartheid. It is called "rich areas and poor areas, and that is not even including private medical care.
 
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#212545
hedda

Re:Medical apartheid 2 Weeks, 4 Days ago  
some truth to that WYOT but really we are in the middle of a deadly pandemic so I guess it's important to push the vaccine angle.

Feel a bit sorry for those in the grip of the grape or a fag (stop tittering )

Oddly though both my parents gave up smoking overnight. I've never smoked after my previous mentioned episode ( Diary of Nobody 2: Reflux page 396) episode when a lovely Aunt allowed me to smoke a pack of Cocktail Sorbraine ciggies at age 14 and I was violently ill.

I'm surprised US health insurers who can be ruthless, haven't cracked down on anti-vaxers and I predict this will be a coming huge battle.

I know how tough they are after my dear NY friend had 2 bouts of cancer and had battles with his insurer..and in fact as a usual Republican voter who loathed Donald Trump after dealings with him ( as most of NYC do) nevertheless voted for him but not in 2020 purely because of his non-existent health policy.

## I've yet to read a single US story on how Covid will affect US health insurers so it's another JK scoop
 
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#212551
Wyot

Re:Medical apartheid 2 Weeks, 4 Days ago  
Honey wrote:
We already have medical apartheid. It is called "rich areas and poor areas, and that is not even including private medical care.

True Honey and the poorer areas will be hit harder by the vaccine apartheid as well because anti-vaccers tend to be less educated (hon exception our GM!) and from certain ethnic backgrounds.
 
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#212563
Green Man

Re:Medical apartheid 2 Weeks, 4 Days ago  
Wyot wrote:
Honey wrote:
We already have medical apartheid. It is called "rich areas and poor areas, and that is not even including private medical care.

True Honey and the poorer areas will be hit harder by the vaccine apartheid as well because anti-vaccers tend to be less educated (hon exception our GM!) and from certain ethnic backgrounds.


I am not anti-vax I had lots of them when I travelled to SA, Mongolia, Chile, Egypt.




Safe, can kill you ?!
 
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