To all you old people out there who worked hard throughout your life and saved money for your retirement, while paying taxes at the same time: should a flu pandemic occur, you will be asked to get to the back of the line. Those of you that suffer from a terminal disease will also be left to the ravens:
A team of critical care doctors has come up with a tool their colleagues hope they will never have to use -- a guide on how to make the harrowing decisions about who not to treat during a flu pandemic.In other words, money is evil and should have no bearing on how much you receive. It is much fairer for a team of "experts" to evaluate your marginal utility as a human being before the decision is made to give you treatment. May as well add fat people and smokers to the list as they are are more likely to be a greater burden on the public health care system.
Cross-posted to Dust my Broom
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Posted by Lisa Turner on Wednesday, November 22, 2006