An Alabama doctor has announced that he will no longer treat unvaccinated patients who fall victim to COVID-19 because — wait for it — he doesn’t want to watch them die “miserable” deaths.
As reported by Newsweek on Tuesday, Dr. Jason Valentine, a physician at the Mobile, Alabama, Diagnostic and Medical Clinic Infirmary Health, posted a since-deleted photo on his Facebook page of himself pointing to a sign that reads, “Effective October 1, 2021, Dr. Valentine will no longer see patients that are not vaccinated against COVID-19.”
“If they asked why,” Valentine wrote in his post, “I told them COVID is a miserable way to die and I can’t watch them die like that.”
— Dr. Hold My Beer, BfD (@RealLibSmacker) August 18, 2021
How many kinds of wrong is this?
According to Newsweek, at least three people have been vaccinated in response to Valentine’s post.
And the Hippocratic Oath?
Health Freedom Alabama, a medical freedoms advocacy group, shared Valentine’s post on its Facebook page on Tuesday, castigating the health care professional for being anything but. The organization captioned the post:
Dr. Jason Valentine, a physician at Mobile’s Diagnostic and Medical Clinic Infirmary Health recently boasted on Facebook about his new policy which states, ‘Effective Oct. 1, 2021, Dr. Valentine will no longer see patients that are not vaccinated against COVID-19.’
This is not only a flagrant disregard for the law but is an ethical violation of his Hippocratic oath to do no harm. SHAME on Dr. Valentine! We need to shut his illegal behavior down — NOW!
Act 2021-493 specifically prohibits a business from refusing goods or services based on immunization status. PERIOD.
If you are or were a patient of Dr. Valentine and are livid over this, let us know and we will provide you with all of the resources available to ensure Dr. Valentine answers for his crimes.
And, yet? Nonsense like this:
“We need more doctors like Dr. Valentine.”
Shocked? Me, neither.
We need more doctors like Dr. Valentine: https://t.co/zxVTVALw28
— 🌊 Jimmy 🌊😷💉💉😷🏳️🌈 (@NeverForget0106) August 17, 2021
And, as to be expected, there were multiple comments from the anti-vax crowd in response to Health Freedom Alabama’s Facebook post — most of which with completely irrelevant, whataboutism arguments, such as the response from this guy:
“What about the people with diabetes that have eaten themselves into a death condition? Or the alcoholic who drinks himself into stupid conditions? Drug addicts? Heart consigns with cholesterol issues that have created for themselves?”
“I don’t blame him — if he gets COVID with that overweight head, it could be fatal. Maybe he will lose weight himself by starving from not treating patients like all healthcare workers are taught despite choices people make. We have freedom to choose in America, we choose not to see him.”
More irrelevant whataboutism:
“If doctors truly cared about patients they would push the healthy lifestyles that prevent morbidity. So many don’t practice themselves. It still has a 99% survival rate no matter how many variants materialize. […]
“The major determining factor of morbidity is OBESITY. The CDC already showed statistically for last year that 80% of hospitalized and deaths were obese. 96% had 3 or more comorbid conditions.
“You cannot stop a virus from going through humanity and taking out the weakest links no matter how hard you try to fight it.”
Don’t misunderstand me. Of course, this guy makes valid points. Unfortunately, his argument and others like it have zero to do with a doctor sworn to the Hippocratic Oath refusing to treat patients, simply because he — selfishly — “can’t watch them die like that.”
And finally, rational thought, courtesy of radio talk show “Live With Renk.
“Dr. Valentine, I have a couple of questions for you.”
And the gnome’s sign: “Go Away.”
Dr. Valentine, I have a couple of questions for you.https://t.co/MKn6Ae0LO4
— Live with Renk (@LivewithRenk) August 18, 2021
The Bottom Line
Just me, or does anyone else feel like we’re living through a very bad episode of “The Twilight Zone”?
From everything Martin Luther King, Jr. fought and died for now being thrown under the bus by the Critical Race Theory crowd, to the Biden catastrophe underway in Afghanistan as we speak — including the reality of 15K or more Americans at the mercy of the most brutal terrorist organization on the planet, while the Biden administration reportedly “has no plans to evacuate them” — to physicians violating the Hippocratic Oath for, let’s be honest — political reasons —what the hell is happening to America?
The question is mostly rhetorical. But, damn.
Speaking of cases of the medical profession playing politics with COVID — particularly, the vaccine —check out this recent article by my colleague, streiff: Are These Stories Real? Or Are the Media Trying to Overcome ‘Vaccine Hesitancy’ by Using Fear Porn?