This was originally the script for the last in a series of 12 videos I made for YouTube based on my book Coleman’s Laws. Unfortunately, the censors at YouTube decided that it was dangerous to explain to viewers how to avoid medical mishaps etc. They banned all my videos, removed the entire channel and even banned me from accessing YouTube.
The point of this article is that patients aren’t always treated equally. Today it is the elderly who are treated least equally. Tomorrow it will be those wise enough to have refused to accept the covid 19 jabs.
You might find it interesting to know that this piece was originally written in 2006.
Some patients will always be treated more equally than others
When I was a medical student, back in the 1960s, I was a member of an organisation called the Medical Association for the Prevention of War. At a conference I attended I remember being shocked to the core to discover that one doctor had observed that, in riots in one American city, hospitals had given precedence to the treatment of injured police officers to the detriment of seriously injured demonstrators. Incoming patients were not treated according to their need, but according to the clothes they wore.
Sadly, it seems that wherever there is a hospital there will be prejudice.
Apart from obvious geographical inequalities (patients in some areas receive far better care than patients in more poorly served areas) there are many examples showing that even on a national scale health care is not distributed fairly or evenly among those who need it. One of the first TV programmes I made, back in the 1970s proved that health care within the NHS varies enormously from one town to another.
The problem is that politicians, administrators and doctors invariably spend money on those who are perceived to have power. Those who are regarded as powerless may be denied even basic care. So, for example, while infertility treatment is widely offered to those who need it governments happily close down long-stay psychiatric care hospitals without providing any alternative. Community care means that long-stay hospitals are closed and the homeless patients discharged to spend their days and nights in bus shelters and amid the rat infested squalor underneath city flyovers. That’s what ‘care in the community’ means.
Those who are able and willing to promote their own needs (either in the media or directly to politicians) will always receive more than those who are not so fortunate. This is particularly true wherever socialist medicine is practised. In Britain the constantly ailing National Health Service, ostensibly designed to provide equal care for all, is grotesquely biased towards the photogenic and towards those noisy and demanding liberals who can make sure that their demands are met at the expense of the rest of the community. The mentally ill, not as good at arguing their case, get forgotten. How many celebrities will publicly campaign for more help for patients with bowel cancer — a huge killer?
These days, there is no doubt that the patients who are treated with least respect are the elderly. They get an even worse deal than the mentally ill — and that, believe me, is saying a lot. In the UK it is now by no means unusual for elderly patients in hospital to die of starvation or lack of fluids.
Politicians are desperate to kill off the elderly because they worry how they are going to look after so many old people. There are around 600 million people in the world aged 60 or over. But this will double by 2025 and reach 2,000 million by 2050.
And so, ageism is accepted now in our society. It is the only ‘ism’ which is deemed to be politically acceptable.
Both the Government and the medical profession have repeatedly announced that old people will, on occasion, be denied normal medical treatment and will be allowed to die.
It is now standard practice for elderly patients (in some hospitals the cut-off point may be as low as 60 or 65) to be denied medical help if they need resuscitation or emergency, life-saving treatment. In some hospitals the elderly are deliberately starved to death so that they don’t take up valuable beds for too long. Old people are treated in a way that would not be tolerated if they were members of a religious group or ethnic group. For example, in the paragraphs above try replacing the word ‘elderly’ with the word ‘Jews’ or the word ‘homosexual’. I can’t see any Government happily encouraging newspapers to run headlines like: ‘Politicians Instruct Hospitals to Let Jews Die’ or ‘Politicians Instruct Hospitals to Let Homosexuals Die’..
The official guidelines for doctors are simple and easy to understand. ‘Doctors,’ they say, ‘must not allow their views about, for example, a patient’s age, disability, race, colour, culture, beliefs, sexuality, gender, lifestyle, social or economic status to prejudice the choices of treatment offered or the general standard care provided. Patients who are dying should be afforded the same respect and standard of care as all other patients.’
It is clear from this, when compared to my own experience and that of many of my readers, the majority of hospital doctors are in breach of these principles and are unfit to practise.
The sad truth is that too many doctors and nurses want you dead if you’re over 65 years old.
Taken from Coleman’s Laws by Vernon Coleman.
Coleman’s Laws by Vernon Coleman contains the twelve medical truths you must know to survive. Coleman’s Laws is available as a paperback and an eBook.