Antivaccines should not be given priority treatment, says German doctor

Antivaccines should not be given priority treatment, says German doctor

A prominent German doctor believes that people who refuse the vaccine should at the same time pledge not to be treated as a priority, if they ever contract COVID-19 and there is a shortage of beds in hospitals.

Geneticist Wolfram Henn made the statement to the German tabloid on Saturday Bild, while his country faces a second wave that is much more difficult than the first.

Fearing that the health system could not supply the demand eventually, the Dr Henn offers a market for conspirators and other antivaccines.

“Anyone who wants to categorically refuse vaccination should, please, also always carry a document with the inscription: ‘I do not want to be vaccinated!’” He said.

According to the Dr Henn, this advice to the medical file would be like saying, “I want to leave the protection against disease to others!” I want to leave my intensive care bed and ventilator with others if I get sick. ”

This way of thinking is very popular these days in public opinion.

The fact remains that it is controversial that a doctor makes such remarks, since it contravenes the ethics of the profession.

The Hippocratic Oath, a text whose origins date back to Antiquity and which inspired most codes of ethics in medicine, clearly states that caregivers have a duty to try to treat everyone, without doing anything distinction of values ​​between patients.

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