RACE WAR "Reparations" medically killing innocent sick whites in Pennsylvania, right now

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Using Lifesaving Drugs as a Means of Redistribution
Betsy McCaughey
Betsy McCaughey

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Posted: Jul 29, 2020



Using Lifesaving Drugs as a Means of Redistribution



"When lifesaving drugs run low, hospitals have to choose which patients get a scarce drug, while others go without. Some even die. Historically, medical ethicists have recommended giving the drug to the patient most likely to benefit or using a lottery to give every patient an equal chance.


Not any more. Pennsylvania hospitals are tilting the scale in favor of patients from "disadvantaged areas." If you're middle class, you're toast.

To "redress social injustices," Pennsylvania is applying a "weighted lottery" statewide, to hike the odds that the scarce drug remdesivir for COVID-19 will be given to patients from poor neighborhoods in preference to other patients.


Remdesivir is a medicine that speeds recovery and, according to its maker, Gilead Sciences, increases survival by 62%.

If you can get it. Your ZIP code could literally mean the difference between life and death.

"This is all very new," explains Douglas White, an ethicist at the University of Pittsburgh, who helped devise the weighted lottery.

Some medical ethicists are urging that other states follow suit. South Carolina reports that if remdesivir runs short there, the state will apply preferences like UPMC's lottery, according to Dee Ford, professor at the Medical University of South Carolina who helped design the South Carolina approach.

The public needs to speak out before this deadly scheme comes to their state.

In the past, if many patients needed a scarce drug, deciding who got it involved only their medical conditions. That's consistent with the American Medical Association guidelines -- that the patient most likely to benefit medically from the drug should get it.

It's a far cry from favoring patients from low-income ZIP codes.

The Greenwall Foundation, a medical ethics group, advocates "mitigating health disparities" by prioritizing who gets remdesivir and future COVID-19 therapeutics. So do researchers at the University of California, San Francisco.

This isn't just about remdesivir. Giving medical preferences to the economically disadvantaged is gaining steam. The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network floated a proposal in January to require transplant candidates to provide household income on their applications, as a first step toward increasing the number of transplants offered to patients with low "socioeconomic status." It's provoked considerable controversy from other transplant advocacy groups.

Academics are using the pandemic as a launching pad to push their redistributionist agenda. But it's not what the public believes is morally right. A majority of people say a hospital's goals should be saving the most lives and treating people equally, according to a June 2020 poll.


Many physicians agree. Downstate Medical Center cardiologist Jeffrey Borer says, "a means test in either direction is unethical."

New York has so few COVID-19 hospitalized patients that it recently sent remdesivir to Florida. Texas is reserving its supply for patients not yet on ventilators. Minnesota emphatically rejects socioeconomic preferences.


Most states are not rigging the system -- yet. But it's likely to spread fast if left up to university medical ethicists, who are trying to keep it quiet. Families won't know if their ZIP code had something to do with why Dad died in the ICU.

The Pennsylvania lottery's designers say they were inspired by a weighted lottery for oversubscribed charter schools that gave preferences based on address.

That should be a warning. Preferential admissions have roiled the nation. Preferential treatment in hospitals, where it could determine who survives, would be even more divisive.

On the other hand, it's common sense that when a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, it should be distributed to disadvantaged neighborhoods first to prevent the most cases. Residents, there are more likely to live in crowded conditions, unable to socially distance, and to work on jobs in mass transit and grocery stores that expose them to the disease.

But caring for hospital patients is a different matter. Equal treatment is the only morally acceptable rule.

Patients need to trust that their caregivers are doing all they can. The ICU is no place for social engineering. Preferential treatment there is frightening. The public needs to stop it now."
 

Blastoff

Veteran Member
The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network floated a proposal in January to require transplant candidates to provide household income on their applications, as a first step toward increasing the number of transplants offered to patients with low "socioeconomic status." It's provoked considerable controversy from other transplant advocacy groups.
This is interesting to me since I got a kidney transplant last year. The process to get on the transplant list is quite involved and one of the biggest considerations stressed was could you afford the ongoing costs. It's not just getting the organ, it's lifetime drugs. Medicare will cover the first three years only. There's also affording time off work, ability to get your drugs and to your appointments.
 

coalcracker

Veteran Member
Don't miss the political aspect to this in PA. The Democratic governor and his transsexual secretary of Health have declared war on the vast rural Republican counties.

They actually withheld allocated money recently from Lebanon county. Why? Punishment for being white and Republican? Punishment for not bowing the knee? Sure seems like it.

The plandemic has shown that Gov Wolf and his tranny continue to use state funding as a weapon.

I've been telling family members that the upcoming school year in PA will be shut down by state edict right before it's supposed to begin. It'll be 100% online. Why? Not Covid. Stoking the fire.

No hospitals and no schools to babysit for you privileged white homophobic racists.

PA and VA have the battlefields for Civil Wars, both past and present.
 

et2

Veteran Member
Blacks die disproportionately with this virus... all the demonrat governors are preaching this. Forming teams to fix it. Our Covid Queen Whitler is one of them.
 

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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Last I checked, human beings come in one make, two models, just have different paint jobs. *shrug*
I agree! And if the different colors of “painted people” (heh) were left alone, things would be measurably better. (I exclude the “ghetto class” of all hues because all they’ll ever do is rob and pillage.) Teaching personal responsibility is the key.

As I’ve said more than once, my best friend down here is a black guy. College educated in tech, soft spoken, great sense of humor. And he’s a millennial besides (insert shocked face). We had fun every single day during the three years we worked together. His parents taught the kids right, being conservative, middle class folks. Those are the kind of people I’d be proud to have as neighbors.
 

Countrymouse

Country exile in the city
It is important to keep the welfare class alive while killing off the middle class. This is just another means to that end.

Who's going to PAY for their damned welfare AFTER they kill off all the whites???

Of course you notice "race" is NEVER mentioned in the article (unless I missed it) -- just the words "economically disadvantaged"----


Atlas Shrugged....
 

jazzy

Advocate Discernment
so white people are being punished and denied medication for a disease that tends to affect non whites a little more mostly because their vit D levels are lower andmay have more background health issues making them more susceptable. and its for rendesivier---heck i wouldnt want that anyway, not as effective as ivermectin or HCQ +zinc. sure costs alot more tho.

you know im amazed at how fast the culture war we are in is taking over the last few months, it feelslike how the nazis mindset developed , changed words and meanings and their new way of thinking took over.
 

Texican

Live Free & Die Free.... God Freedom Country....
Another turn of the cog to ferment class/race war.

Texican....
 

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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Who's going to PAY for their damned welfare AFTER they kill off all the whites???

Of course you notice "race" is NEVER mentioned in the article (unless I missed it) -- just the words "economically disadvantaged"----


Atlas Shrugged....
“Kill my landlord... kill my landlord...” :D
 

Alice1

Contributing Member
I agree! And if the different colors of “painted people” (heh) were left alone, things would be measurably better. (I exclude the “ghetto class” of all hues because all they’ll ever do is rob and pillage.) Teaching personal responsibility is the key.

As I’ve said more than once, my best friend down here is a black guy. College educated in tech, soft spoken, great sense of humor. And he’s a millennial besides (insert shocked face). We had fun every single day during the three years we worked together. His parents taught the kids right, being conservative, middle class folks. Those are the kind of people I’d be proud to have as neighbors.
I'm with you! People need to learn to focus on character instead of paint jobs. If you're a teenager, getting bullied, and a guy comes to your defense, do you really care what color their skin is? If you're putting on the uniform and serving our country, does it really matter? NO, of course not! If you treat me respectfully, I'll treat you the same. I don't care what religion you have, what color your skin is, or education level.
 
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