Coronavirus: Intensive care guidance discriminates against disabled people

Not enough ventilators: it seems Boris Johnson really is using the fact that he deliberately chose not to stock up on these vital items of equipment as an excuse to ensure that disabled people die of coronavirus.

Yes – official guidance on medical care really does discriminate against people with disabilities.

This Writer has received criticism from commenters after a previous article. They claimed I was publishing nonsense.

Fortunately there’s plenty of evidence so let’s consider the guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Here’s Disability News Service:

The guidance … says that all adult COVID-19 patients should be assessed for “frailty” when admitted to hospital, and that “comorbidities and underlying health conditions” should be taken into account.

[It] has heightened fears among activists that many disabled people will be refused life-saving treatment if they are admitted to hospital.

The guideline said that decisions to admit patients for “critical care” should be based on how likely they were to recover.

There you have it – with a link to the actual guideline itself.

And there’s a comment from a campaigner to support the evidence:

\Disabled actor and activist Liz Carr … said on Twitter that the guideline suggested she and many other disabled people would be “pretty much denied [the] same access to ventilation/critical care support as non-disabled people based on the fact we require some assistance in our daily life, because we’re disabled”.

She said this was “terrifying and discriminating”.

Other groups representing disabled people have voiced similar sentiments.

So the concern is real and people are in danger – from a government that has a history of persecuting those with disabilities.

Source: Coronavirus: Anger over ‘terrifying and discriminating’ intensive care guidance – Disability News Service

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  1. Jeffrey Davies April 1, 2020 at 3:46 am - Reply

    Oh dear some don’t think aktion T4 isn’t happening beggers belief look around wasn’t he there last week. Where is she yes many have gone many far to many under Tory rule but never mind wait untill you need hospital they have a nother excuse to pop you off wake up smell the coffee so to speak

  2. Nicki Myers April 1, 2020 at 1:05 pm - Reply
  3. Hecuba April 1, 2020 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    Good to see the fascist tories are enacting their eugenics ideology because no way must disabled/long term sick women and men seek medical expertise! Remember too the wonderful (sic) Dept of Works and Pensions demands all disabled/long term sick women and men must work irrespective of their physical/mental health and logically when these groups become sick then they can be cast aside as ‘worthless!’

    Denial is what the fascist tories want us ordinary women and men to constantly utter because it ensures the vile eugenic policies are not challenged and all those women and men can die!

    I’m certain the NICE guidelines apply to dicator boris because he lacks any ‘cognitive abilities!’

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