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    Let the old die?

    The virus kills old people. The obese and other at risk people die too, but most it's old people.

    Okay this will sound horrible, but old people get social security and medicare. Having old people die in large numbers saves the government money. Not only that, the young who inherit old people's stuff are much more likely to spend it and that helps the economy.

    I'm not for letting the old die, but maybe you are?

    Old people vote. What would happen if they found out the president wants them dead while the CDC said to slow down to save more old people?

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    Re: Let the old die?

    A doctor must do his/her very best to save every life. The Hippocratic Oath.

    This isn't merely an aspiration. It is an uncompromising credo.


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    Re: Let the old die?

    Letting old people die is cruel no matter what. The only time age should be used to make a life-and-death decision is when a premature fetus is unlikely to survive for an extended period without NICU technology.

    If you want old people to die, your brain is messed up.
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    Re: Let the old die?

    There is a regrettable belief common among certain young people... that old people are going to die soon anyway and so it doesn't matter so much. Which makes logical sense, sort of, if you were looking at it from a neutral perspective... but we've all got old people we care about, and we want to prolong their life as long as possible, as long as they're not suffering...
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    Re: Let the old die?

    Quote Originally Posted by swing_voter View Post
    The virus kills old people. The obese and other at risk people die too, but most it's old people.

    Okay this will sound horrible, but old people get social security and medicare. Having old people die in large numbers saves the government money. Not only that, the young who inherit old people's stuff are much more likely to spend it and that helps the economy.

    I'm not for letting the old die, but maybe you are?

    Old people vote. What would happen if they found out the president wants them dead while the CDC said to slow down to save more old people?
    I have really disturbing news for you, the old die. Their bodies are wearing out, their immune systems weakened and they eventually die. Cancer, strokes, heart disease, influenza, Alzheimer's, the list is endless. Are we shuttering the nation for all those deaths? NO!

    The decision to put people out of work and make the government pay for all of it is going to have terrible long range consequences. Far more people will get the virus and be sick and recover than will die from it, like all viruses.

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    Re: Let the old die?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Donkey View Post
    Letting old people die is cruel no matter what. The only time age should be used to make a life-and-death decision is when a premature fetus is unlikely to survive for an extended period without NICU technology.

    If you want old people to die, your brain is messed up.
    Are you in favour of euthanasia?
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    Re: Let the old die?

    Quote Originally Posted by swing_voter View Post
    The virus kills old people. The obese and other at risk people die too, but most it's old people.

    Okay this will sound horrible, but old people get social security and medicare. Having old people die in large numbers saves the government money. Not only that, the young who inherit old people's stuff are much more likely to spend it and that helps the economy.

    I'm not for letting the old die, but maybe you are?

    Old people vote. What would happen if they found out the president wants them dead while the CDC said to slow down to save more old people?
    I accept that old people die. I think your use of "letting" leads you to the false assumption we really have a choice in the matter.

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    Re: Let the old die?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrybore View Post
    Are you in favor of euthanasia?
    Yes, in fact I wish euthanasia was legal for humans in all 50 states and DC - with certain restrictions, of course. The patient must have it in his/her living will and a written list of people to notify in advance but I would oppose a requirement for family approval or notifying specific people. That is what I want for patients who are gravely sick or disabled and suffering with less than a year to live because of their conditions.
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    Re: Let the old die?

    Quote Originally Posted by swing_voter View Post
    The virus kills old people. The obese and other at risk people die too, but most it's old people.

    Okay this will sound horrible, but old people get social security and medicare. Having old people die in large numbers saves the government money. Not only that, the young who inherit old people's stuff are much more likely to spend it and that helps the economy.

    I'm not for letting the old die, but maybe you are?

    Old people vote. What would happen if they found out the president wants them dead while the CDC said to slow down to save more old people?
    I have a feeling that the reason Trump’s polls crashed almost immediately after the Rally Around the Flag spike was due to the rising “throw momma from the train” narrative that’s taken hold among conservatives.

    Also, old people vote. Like...really really dependably.

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    Re: Let the old die?

    Quote Originally Posted by swing_voter View Post
    The virus kills old people. The obese and other at risk people die too, but most it's old people.

    Okay this will sound horrible, but old people get social security and medicare. Having old people die in large numbers saves the government money. Not only that, the young who inherit old people's stuff are much more likely to spend it and that helps the economy.

    I'm not for letting the old die, but maybe you are?

    Old people vote. What would happen if they found out the president wants them dead while the CDC said to slow down to save more old people?
    For someone who states you're not for letting the old die you really make stupid statements.

    Best wishes for your continuing life from an "old person".

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