Boston, MA — Primum non nocere or “First do no harm,” is part of the Hippocratic oath to which doctors across the United States and the West swear to follow. The ethical code is issued by medical associations, such as the AMA Code of Medical Ethics, and provides a comprehensive overview of obligations and professional behavior of a doctor to their patients. This oath has been battled in courts for years over doctors refusing to participate in abortions, gender reassignment surgery, or other medical procedures based on religious beliefs or conscience — but rarely have doctors ever refused to provide life-saving procedures based on a patient’s personal choices, until the SARS-CoV-2 virus appeared in 2020.
Now, many sadistic folks, including doctors are openly cheering for the death of folks who choose not to take the covid vaccine. Unfortunately for some folks, like D.J. Ferguson, he’s even being denied a life-saving procedure because of his personal medical decision not to take the jab.
Ferguson, a father of two, is being denied a life-saving heart transplant because he hasn’t and apparently will not take the covid vaccine — as it could kill him. Given that the CEO of Pfizer has recently stated that the vaccine officers little to no protection against the most dominant variant in the United States currently, Omicron, the idea of forcing a man to take this jab for reasons of paperwork, even though it could kill him, is insidious.
Nevertheless, the hospital group is standing by their decision to let this father die because it’s their policy.
“And like many other transplant programs in the United States – the COVID-19 vaccine is one of several vaccines and lifestyle behaviors required for transplant candidates in the Mass General Brigham system in order to create both the best chance for a successful operation and also the patient’s survival after transplantation,” Brigham and Women’s said in a statement.
According to Dr. Arthur Caplan, Head of Medical Ethics at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, being vaccinated is necessary for this type of procedure. “Post any transplant, kidney, heart whatever, your immune system is shut off,” Caplan said. “The flu could kill you, a cold could kill you, COVID could kill you. The organs are scarce, we are not going to distribute them to someone who has a poor chance of living when others who are vaccinated have a better chance post-surgery of surviving.”
While the jab did show promise of reducing hospitalization and severe illness last year, this has all changed with Omicron. By their own admission, even the manufacturer of the vaccine says two jabs won’t likely protect Ferguson from the virus, yet he’s currently dying in a hospital bed for not taking the shot.
According to his family, Ferguson has a hereditary heart issue that has taken a toll on his heart and body. “A combination of the low heart function, and heart medication caused three blood clots that required immediate surgery at UMASS,” a friend of the family stated on their GoFundMe page.
DJ is not some rabid antivaxxer either, according to his family, the vaccine is contraindicated in his case due to the potential swelling of the heart it may cause. And, in DJ’s case, according to his family, he cannot afford for his heart to swell any larger. The family says they have spoken with doctors who confirmed that the jab could cause him to go into a severe crisis.
“We are literally in a corner right now. This is extremely time sensitive. We’re being pressured to choose a shot that could kill him,” DJ’s wife, Heather Ferguson said.
For now, he either risks death by taking the jab — that will not protect him against Omicron, according to the Pfizer CEO — or, he faces certain death by being denied a transplant. Shameful indeed.
“People need to have a choice! People need to realize that there are others out there that are at high risk while receiving this shot, and it could kill them. Unless you’ve been in this exact situation, your opinions are irrelevant. Please have some respect for my family. 60 days ago we were under the impression that DJ had pneumonia, and now he’s desperately in need of a heart transplant. We are devastated. We can’t even process this. I haven’t even found the courage to sit down with my son and explain what is happening to his father. I can not even start to describe the pain we are all going through,” she wrote.
Article posted with permission from Matt Agorist
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