Dr Ezekiel J. Emanuel was appointed, along with 10 other physicians, to Biden’s Coronavirus task force. But who is he?
Dr. Emanuel is an oncologist who wrote an essay entitled: “Why I Hope to Die at 75“. He was also an architect of OmabaCare.
His thoughts on how to manage a potential flu pandemic were:
At 65, Emanuel promises to stop attempting to actively prolong his life. No more colonoscopies and no more flu shots, he assures us. “And if there were to be a flu pandemic,” he writes, “a younger person who has yet to live a complete life ought to get the vaccine or any antiviral drugs.”
He also wrote in the Lancet:
In the Lancet, Jan. 31, 2009, Dr. Emanuel and coauthors presented a “complete lives system” for the allocation of very scarce resources, such as kidneys, vaccines, dialysis machines, intensive care beds, and others.
“One maximizing strategy involves saving the most individual lives, and it has motivated policies on allocation of influenza vaccines and responses to bioterrorism. . . . Other things being equal, we should always save five lives rather than one.”
“However, other things are rarely equal — whether to save one 20-year-old, who might live another 60 years, if saved, or three 70-year-olds, who could only live for another 10 years each — is unclear…When implemented, the complete lives system produces a priority curve on which individuals aged roughly 15 and 40 years get the most substantial chance, whereas the youngest and oldest people get chances that are attenuated…”
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