Panels of so-called ‘wise men’ to decide who receives life-saving care
The under-resourced and privatisation-drained NHS is set to deny treatment to the weakest patients if the ‘Covid-19’ coronavirus takes full hold in the UK, according to health insiders.
So-called panels of ‘wise men’ will decide whether life-saving treatment will be offered to patients suffering complications associated with the coronavirus that began in China and has now killed at least twelve among the four hundred or so people infected in Italy, with cases surging and spreading to other countries.
Thirteen people in the UK have tested positive, while the ‘quarantine’ of passengers brought back from China and Japan has been exposed as a sham.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s waffle in the Commons today could not disguise how out of his depth he is – unable even to pronounce ‘methodical’ during his statement to MPs.
But in an NHS suffering record poor performance long before coronavirus became a threat, one thing is very clear: a decade of Tory cuts, predations and corporate give-aways has left our NHS barely able to cope with day-to-day pressures, let alone the viral pandemic that Covid-19 looks set to inflict.
And health chiefs are already planning how to ration treatment to decide who lives and who dies.
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