“Those who are too old to have a high likelihood of recovery, or who have too low a number of ‘life-years’ left even if they should survive, would be left to die.” – The Atlantic, discussing Italian Socialist Healthcare Guidelines for an escalation of the Wuhan coronavirus
As shown in the below RAIR Foundation USA exclusively-translated videos, socialist Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, a strong advocate of unchecked migration, announced measures to contain the coronavirus by quarantining the northern province of Lombardy, resulting in panicked Italians fleeing the area. The healthcare in Italy’s government run system is also being heavily rationed, with elderly people literally being turned away from treatment.
Open borders Italy has been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus pandemic with the latest media reports indicating that more than 10,000 people in the country have been infected, making it the country with highest infection rate outside of China.
On March 8, 2020, Conte announced a travel lock-down and a quarantine in Lombardy:
After the announcement of the closure of Lombardy, hundreds of distraught people rushed to the station storming the intercity night train leaving from Milano Porta Garibaldi Station:
An article in Scientific American touches on the factors that may account for the high death rate in Italy including the demographics of an older population, while the spread of the infection may be attributed to bad luck in experiencing the infection early before there was a high degree of awareness of the virus.
But another critical piece of the puzzle of why Italy is particularly hard hit which isn’t discussed by the mainstream media is offered up by David Vance at AltNewsMedia:
“Many Italians in Northern Italy have sold their leather goods and textiles companies to China. Italy then allowed 100,000 Chinese workers from Wuhan and Wenzhou to move to Italy to work in these factories, with direct flights between Wuhan and Northern Italy. This continued post outbreak, so is it mere coincidence that Northern Italy is now Europe’s hotspot for Corona Virus?
One of the most terrifying aspects of the coronavirus pandemic in Italy, however, is the outrageous and extreme rationing citizens face by the socialist healthcare system. A set of “guidelines” by the Italian College of Anesthesia, Analgesia, Resuscitation and Intensive Care makes chilling recommendations to be followed as the crisis deepens. “Instead of providing intensive care to all patients who need it,” the Italian experts suggest that “it may become necessary to follow ‘the most widely shared criteria regarding distributive justice and the appropriate allocation of limited health resources.'”
As reported in an article a The Atlantic everyone advocating Single Payer in America should read:
‘Informed by the principle of maximizing benefits for the largest number,’ they [the authors of the report] suggest that ‘the allocation criteria need to guarantee that those patients with the highest chance of therapeutic success will retain access to intensive care.’
Those who are too old to have a high likelihood of recovery, or who have too low a number of ‘life-years’ left even if they should survive, would be left to die. This sounds cruel, but the alternative, the document argues, is no better. ‘In case of a total saturation of resources, maintaining the criterion of ‘first come, first served’ would amount to a decision to exclude late-arriving patients from access to intensive care.’
There’s no question that Europe’s open borders put it at an extra risk for devastating outcomes from this virus, especially when one considers the latest migrant crisis unfolding on the Turkey-Greek border and the impossibility of testing illegals for the virus.
Italy is not feeling this burden alone. As reported at the Gates of Vienna, “[A] French government minister has tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus, and a top German general has self-quarantined because of the disease.” As reported Friday, the World Health Organization has declared Europe as the “Epicenter” of the pandemic. Europe’s socialist healthcare and European Union’s policy of open borders is fostering an atmosphere ripe for a pandemic.
According to an article in the Washington Examiner, Angela Merkel predicts 60% to 70% of Germans will be infected by coronavirus:
“During a press conference in Berlin on Wednesday, Merkel revealed that authorities expect 60% to 70% of Germany’s population to be infected with the coronavirus. She announced that lawmakers would meet on Thursday to address the illness as Germany’s health minister, Jens Spahn, warned that the illness could overwhelm the country’s health system.”
Meanwhile, President Trump announced, “I am officially declaring a national emergency. Two very big words.” Trump says the action he is taking will open up access to up to $50 billion to fight the pandemic. Flights between Europe and the USA have been suspended for thirty days. Also, the NBA had been suspended the rest of its season after two players on the Utah Jazz contracted the coronavirus.
The coronavirus is exposing the globalist adherents for the reckless, anti-human lunatics they are when they demand open borders and free healthcare for illegals yet offer no explanation for who will pay for it, nor do they show any concern for those citizens who pay the ultimate price with their lives when a virus goes global.
Country DESTROYED by leftist and communist. Let this be a lesson to ya’ll when you want things cheap or free.
I love how you conveniently don’t give one named source for your implication that coronavirus treatment will be rationed for senior citizens.
Sounds like bullshit.
The source is linked directly to the article, from a leftist source: The Atlantic, which is quoted directly. The Atlantic, as also mentioned above, used the guidelines from the Italian College of Anesthesia, Analgesia, Resuscitation and Intensive Care (SIAARTI)
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/who-gets-hospital-bed/607807/ (link to quoted leftist article)
http://www.siaarti.it/SiteAssets/News/COVID19%20-%20documenti%20SIAARTI/SIAARTI%20-%20Covid19%20-%20Raccomandazioni%20di%20etica%20clinica.pdf (Link to guidelines)
Like to rephrase your answer now on rationing?
It is worse than we thought: “Official guidance to doctors in Italy, seen by The Independent, have said only patients “deemed worthy of intensive care” should get it and decisions based on a “distributive justice” approach balancing the demand for care versus available resources.” https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/coronavirus-italy-hospitals-doctor-lockdown-quarantine-intensive-care-a9401186.html
The people must stop the insane governments from continuing to make the same mistakes over and over again. Yes, the POPULUS MUST STOP the leaders from being stupid!
Socialism will destroy Italy the same way it destroyed Venezuela. Sad that their political system doesn’t effectively protect their own people.
Migrants ,to the back of the line period ,then anybody who is a net contributor to the state goes to the front
Propaganda article – There is no “rationing” because its socialized. There are too many patients and not enough facilities, staff, supplies and equipment. A tidal wave of patients does not equate to “rationing” of service.
This is an evil propaganda article, misleading, disengenous, fraudulent.
I object. Socialist medicine is all about rationing. It has to be, by design. The only way rationing does not happen is in a free market system.
… as compared to your ad hominem, fact free opinion rant.
Oh, and that word “evil” in there? Why didn’t you just substitute the word “Trump”, so we all know where you stand. Your cause is November 2020, and the rest is just window dressing in behalf of your ultimate cause.
I’m sorry, but your prose betrayed your agenda. I mean, “they all do it” applies here.
Guy you can’t be serious! I geuss you haven’t learned your history lessons well re: socialism/communism.
we are the world….we are dead….but tolerant