Only a lottery will avoid ventilator rationing by privilege

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Bonnie O'Connor
Jul 14, 2020
I am on the Ethics Committees of 2 hospitals, and this is a crucial point that must be recognized in biomedical ethics

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Aisha Fletcher
1 year ago
Access to healthcare is a right and should be just and fair. The only way to achieve fairness is through a lottery.

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Felicia Nimue Ackerman
1 year ago
My reason is in my April 6 letter in The New York Daily News; "As a liberal bioethicist as well as a 72-year-old American, I find “Repeat after me” (op-ed, March 27), a welcome contrast to the prevalent pressure on old people to bow out gracefully. But why can’t we ever hear from an old person who wouldn’t “forgo [his] own life to save the life of [his] grandchild” any more than he would expect his grandchild to make the reverse sacrifice? And if his grandchild would welcome the sacrifice of her grandparent’s life, how could she possibly be worth it? Aren’t we all equally valuable regardless of age? Are you twenty-nine? Your life doesn’t override mine. Are you ninety-two? I won’t try to override you. '

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Cedrick Hardnett
1 year ago
My family is from and still live in Baltimore City. A city that has been historically impacted by food deserts, the war on drugs, inadequate access to healthcare (despite being in the same city as one of the premiere hospitals in the world) and more. I do not want to see my family perish due to the loss of interest in their lives just because it is not impacting white American the same.

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Frances Collins
1 year ago
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Helen Zung
1 year ago
I'm 72 years old and I want to live. I feel I have as much to offer society than any person younger than me. Would President Trump forfeit his life so that someone younger could live?

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Jessica Isom MD MPH
1 year ago
As a physician a public health professional, this represents the most justice based option for resource allocation. -Jessica Isom MD MPH

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Frank Kelley
1 year ago
The fairest form of rationing, should hospitals become overwhelmed, is by lottery.

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Melvin Rouse Jr
1 year ago
This is of critical importance! We must not exacerbate the the disproportional impact of the virus on communities of color by adopting short-sighted policy.

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Lorie Conway
1 year ago
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