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Boston hospital patient without COVID shot denied heart transplant

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By PHILIP MARCELO and RODRIQUE NGOWI

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Transplants should be based on a lottery, not some kind of social pecking order.

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A new segregation begins .

"The family of D.J. Ferguson said in a crowdfunding appeal this week that officials at Brigham and Women’s Hospital told the 31-year-old father of two that he was ineligible for the procedure because he hasn’t been vaccinated against the coronavirus."

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@bronco Transplants are based on medicine, where organs are distributed on an axis comparing how urgently a person needs an organ and how likely they are to survive to use it.

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“He wants to be assured by his doctors that his condition would not be worse or fatal with this COVID vaccine.”

And the doctors at the hospital, whom he trusts to perform a heart transplant on him, aren’t good enough sources of medical knowledge when they tell him “Getting this vaccine will make you more likely to survive when we cut your actual heart out”? This isn’t about ‘wanting to be assured the vaccine is safe’. This is about wanting a doctor to tell him he’s okay to get a heart transplant without a vaccination, which no heart surgeon is ethically going to do.

A new segregation begins

You wanna know how I know this isn’t ‘new segregation’? Because being unvaxxed, unlike being black, is a choice. This guy wakes up every day and knowingly and actively chooses not to get vaccinated. Black people can’t wake up one day and decide they aren’t going to be black anymore. Also being black isn’t an infectious disease that can kill innocent people because some

dipstick got his medical advice from a dude who sells pillows and legendary intellect of Joe Rogan.

This guy can either get the shot and have an infinitesimally tiny chance of dying from side effects or he can have a 100% chance of dying from heart failure because the heart he would have gotten went to someone else. The choice is his.

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