Speaking recently to a number of medical professionals involved in the Vaccination program down here in Victoria, the anecdotes about how difficult it had become to administer the vaccines in recent months came thick and fast. The reason is; those now being vaccinated are almost exclusively the unwilling, those under significant duress, those at the end of their ability to resist.
The stories ranging from attempted bribery (to squirt it against the wall) to standoffs with ‘patients’ who insisted that they were being coerced, were many and varied. What I was left in no doubt about was that these professionals were unquestionably aware that a great many of the recipients were baring their arms unwillingly.
Regardless, as long as the ‘patient’ eventually mouthed the words, “I consent”, they were (and are) happy to administer a provisionally approved pharmaceutical, which COULD have a negative health impact or even lethal consequences.
Many of these professionals rationalised this by citing the fact that they often administer treatment that could (and sometimes does) have a similar, or even greater risk. What a great many of them seem to be able to ignore is the fact that this is very likely the first time they are doing so with full knowledge that the patient is fronting for treatment under very significant coercion. Insisting they mouth that they consent doesn’t nullify this fact, and really only provides the smallest figleaf of legal coverage and self-delusion for those overseeing this procedure.
When confronted with this undeniable fact, and asked how they reconcile it with ‘ethics’, they cite “the greater good” and the fact that they “are not being forced”. Like a Democrat stalwart who knows that their system was perverted in 2020, but blindly and mechanically justifies it with ‘the lesser of two evils’ routine.
Let’s summarise this here and conclude that a great many health professionals (including Doctors) are comfortable injecting potentially harmful products into coerced patients who are at minimal risk from the original disease, including children. This is a revelation for me, though I do note some are vehemently opposed to it and have even left the profession as a response. That’s both heartening, and horrifying, at the same time. Natural selection seems to be favouring the former, whilst the latter is effectively ‘dying out’.
I have always held health professionals (especially Doctors) in great esteem, precisely because of their supposed ethics. We are brought up through childhood being indoctrinated that Doctors are the pinnacle of ethical purity. Consequently, society treats them as the next best thing to a deity.
Doctors sign statutory declarations every day. They hold people’s lives in their hands (sometimes literally) every day. They have been entrusted with the power to force employers to pay wages to absent workers, based solely on their say so. Their decisions and actions are rarely questioned by we plebes who entrust so much to them, so often. Perhaps such unquestioning faith has been misplaced. Even the most cursory reading of the great ‘tragedies’ of the 20th-century, should at least give us pause when extending such unquestioning belief.
Earlier this year, Doctors, Nurses and Paramedics held the top three positions in a survey of the most trusted professions, in that order. Politicians came in last, at number 30. Now that Doctors and Nurses (certainly their professional associations) have tied themselves at the hip with Politicians, where does that leave them, I wonder? Perhaps we should meet in the middle, and say…#15?
This little blip in the medical ethics argument will have long-lasting impacts throughout certain sections of society. The Covid experience has tainted the medical profession in much the same way as it has law enforcement. Should the medical profession retain its previous status and levels of trust? Has it demonstrated sufficient commitment to the ethics which give rise to this trust? Have they demonstrated the strength to resist co-opting by those who effectively hold their purse strings? For mine, I don’t think so. Their ability to overlook coercing influences does give me concern, especially here in Victoria.
Medical practitioners are currently the key safeguard within the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017. Ironically, a key element of their job is to ensure that the patient is “acting voluntarily and without coercion”. Are they still up to the job? Have they proven themselves still worthy to act as the arbiter of death?
What about living organ and tissue donation? Let’s look at the Australian Government’s guidelines on that:
Well there you go, coercion is a no-no there too. As has long been understood, coercion breaches good medical ethics. Health professionals are the gatekeepers to many such sensitive topics. God help us!
As some are so prone to espouse, we are entering a new world of Covid Normal. For me, that includes a brand new perspective on both my fellow countrymen and some of the previously hallowed professions, especially medicine and law. I now understand what they are capable of, the fickle nature of the controls that keep them in check, and I am now wary of all. Like any sufferer of PTSD, hypervigilance is our future.