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Apr 06 2024

Major Hospital System Sacrifices Babies to Narrative

Not all black lives matter. The lives of black babies can be sacrificed to combat “inequities.” From Massachusetts:

The Mass General Brigham Hospital system … will no longer report suspected abuse or neglect to the state solely if a newborn baby tests positive for drugs after birth.

Instead, hospitals will now require written consent before conducting a drug test on the expectant mother or infant, in most cases.

The old policy saved babies’ lives but had disparate impact:

Mass General Brigham said the move is to address the “racial and ethnic inequities” present in healthcare, adding that substance abuse disorder in the context of pregnancy more “disproportionately affects Black individuals.”

The disparate impact was that it saved more black babies, since black mothers are more likely to be on drugs. That undermines the Narrative, according to which black problems are not self-imposed but rather are inflicted by the evil white man. So babies are sacrificed.

On tips from ABC of the ANC and Barry A.

Apr 05 2024

Mandatory Moonbattery at UCLA Medical School

Medical education has succumbed to the Long March Through the Institutions. It is no longer primarily about education or medicine. It is about indoctrination and moonbattery:

First-year UCLA medical students were forced to sit through a bizarre lecture by a pro-Hamas activist who made them pray to ‘mama Earth’…

Lisa Gray-Garcia gave the two-hour presentation at Geffen Hall, on the university’s downtown campus on March 27.

Participation was not voluntary.

The lecture was a mandatory part of the Structural Racism and Health Equity class that all future doctors must take, administered by pediatrician Lindsay Wells.

The qualifications of Lindsay Wells to educate doctors are conspicuous. As for Gray-Garcia, she…

…keeps her face covered with a keffiyeh except in a few interviews…

Gray-Garcia has pronounced the Islamic terror atrocities of October 7 “justified.” Consider the acts of satanic evil that were deliberately inflicted on innocent women and children on that day and then try to get your head around the Powers That Be forcing students to listen to lunatics who endorse them.

Students were instructed to touch the floor with their fists while she made a ‘non-secular’ prayer to ‘mama Earth’ and our ‘ancestors’, a complaint stated.

Let’s hope whoever complained did it anonymously, or their medical career is likely to be canceled, as with this person:

During a second call for students to kneel on the floor, one refused to do so. An unidentified UCLA faculty member is said to have enquired as to the student’s name, sparking fears they could face repercussions for refusing to comply.

Doctors might not learn which part of a stethoscope goes in their ears, but they are becoming well versed in liberal ruling class ideology:

[Gray-Garcia] claimed private property was a ‘crapitalist lie’ that killed ‘black, brown, and houseless’ people who were forced to live on the streets.

These are not harmless kooks; they want to hurt people:

At one point, she led students in chanting ‘Free, Free Palestine’, as UCLA faculty including Dr Wells watched in silence.

“Free Palestine” in the context of current events refers to the eradication of Jews from their ancient homeland.

Gray-Garcia did at least touch on the topic of medicine:

Later in the lecture, she called modern medicine ‘white science’…

The association of modern medicine with white people means that it is bad, which might be why she chose to hold forth on unrelated topics.

Education like this doesn’t come cheap:

UCLA charges medical students fees of around $44,000-a-year, with additional costs taking the total needed to train there to $84,000-a-year.

Good thing it is subsidized by taxpayers.

You cannot hide from liberals. No matter what students major in, so long as leftists control the schools, they are majoring in moonbattery.

UCLA Med School lecture via Washington Free Beacon.

On a tip from Ed McAninch.

Mar 27 2024

Open Thread

Control healthcare and you control the people - Saul Alinsky

Mar 23 2024

Healthcare Providers Crack Down on Bibles in Georgia

The reason our moonbat rulers push DEI so aggressively is that it can be used to advance their agenda in countless ways — even to suppress Christianity:

Gideons, which distributes its free Bibles to not only hospitals, but also various other locations like hotels, and jails, is now blocked from servicing the Phoebe Putney Health System, which serves hundreds of thousands of people in over 40 Georgia counties and is one of the state’s largest healthcare providers.

First they used Covid as a pretext to block the Bibles. But unfortunately for liberals, Covid hysteria couldn’t last forever. So they switched gears:

A source […] with intimate knowledge of the situation said that Gideons was first restricted during the response to the coronavirus pandemic from entering Phoebe. The organization wasn’t let back in after COVID restrictions were relaxed and they attempted to resume their work last year. At the time, the Gideons were told their work was “a violation of the DEI policy and they would no longer be allowed” into the Phoebe facilities, according to the source.

The source said that the policy was “clearly anti-Christian” and that citing DEI to restrict the Gideons made no sense because Christians were being excluded instead of included.

Sure it makes sense, considering that “inclusion” is Liberalese for “exclusion.” Ask anyone denied a job for being white.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Mar 17 2024

Indigenous Knowledge-Based Healthcare Kills 50 in Angola

As part of the subordination of medical science to DEI ideology, the Department of Health and Human Services has proclaimed that henceforth the FDA, CDC, and NIH will embrace indigenous knowledge. Here’s what that means for healthcare:

At least 50 people have died in Angola after being coerced into drinking a herbal potion to prove they were not practitioners of witchcraft, police reported on Thursday.

The deaths occurred in the past two months near the town of Camacupa, local councilor Luzia Filemone told national radio, claiming that traditional healers had used a lethal mixture in the procedures.

If you die from drinking the poison, that means you were practicing witchcraft.

Considering that this policy is implemented by “traditional healers,” they must regard protecting against witches as a matter of public health, just as some regard protecting against the US Constitution to be a matter of public health in the USA.

If Democrats hold onto power, they will continue to shoehorn healthcare into their ideology, which embraces the superstitious practices of savages. You had better plan on staying healthy for the rest of your life.

On tips from R F and Varla.

Feb 21 2024

Systemic Euthanasia During Covid Alleged in UK

If “Dr.” Jill and the rest of Biden’s handlers would euthanize unborn babies for having Edwards syndrome, who is to say government-run healthcare wouldn’t euthanize you because Covid?

Explosive leaked documents have emerged that show medical staff were ordered to euthanize patients who had been admitted to hospital and tested positive for COVID-19.

The official documents were leaked from the UK’s state-funded National Health Service (NHS).

That would be the NHS that wants newborns to be “chestfed” with milk from chemically transmogrified men.

The docs further confirm the previous reporting from Slay News that revealed patients were euthanized in order to boost the numbers for “Covid deaths.”

It is alleged that elderly people were offed with fatal doses of midazolam, then added to the Covid stats. This helped whip up hysteria in support of lockdowns and vaccines. Killing older people also makes socialized medicine more affordable.

Something to keep in mind when they hit us with Disease X.

On a tip from R F.

Feb 20 2024

Applied Socialized Medicine: Male Milk for Babies

Once healthcare has been socialized, it becomes a tool by which Big Government advances the leftist agenda. Here’s how Britain’s National Health Service inflicts transsexualism on innocent babies:

An NHS trust has said that breast milk produced by trans-women who were born as men is as good for babies as that produced by a mother who has given birth.

According to biology, “trans-women” are mentally ill men who dress in women’s clothes and sometimes subject themselves to induced teratosis through grotesque hormone treatments. However, biology has been overruled by woke bumper sticker slogans, according which “Trans-Women Are Women!”

In a letter to campaigners, the University of Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust (USHT), said that the milk produced by trans women after taking a combination of drugs, is “comparable to that produced following the birth of a baby”.

Comparable in that it is liquid and may even be white. Whether any sane person would feed artificially generated male milk to a developing baby is another question.

The hospital trust, which runs Royal Sussex County Hospital, Worthing Hospital and Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital among others, was also the first in Britain to use the term “chestfeeding” in place of breastfeeding because it is considered by some to be more inclusive.

The well-being of children is less important than remaining at the vanguard of advancing LGBTism.

The proclamation that the freakish secretions of transsexuals are healthy for babies is not based on long-term data, because there is no long-term data. Never until the past few years has a society been sick enough to want men “chestfeeding” babies. Also, it would be unethical in the extreme to conduct studies that force children to ingest such a substance.

On tips from Steve T, Mr. Freemarket, Franco, and Chris Neilson.

Feb 14 2024

FDA, CDC, NIH to Embrace Indigenous Knowledge

Anything that succumbs to moonbattery is reduced to dysfunctional farce. Because the ideologically deranged federal government has arrogated a major role in research, this includes even the medical technology Western Civilization has developed to radically improve the human condition:

The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could soon employ “Indigenous Knowledge” in their research, a document obtained by the Washington Free Beacon shows.

The document is a proposed revision of scientific integrity guidelines for the Department of Health and Human Services, which encompasses the FDA, CDC, and the National Institutes of Health. Going forward, agency staff should employ “multiple forms of evidence, such as Indigenous Knowledge,” when analyzing data, the document states.

A pharmaceutical compound might be proven safe and efficacious through rigorous clinical trials. Or it might be revealed as safe and efficacious through the hallucinatory visions of a shaman high on mushrooms. In accordance with the liberal doctrine of relativism, both are equally valid.

Affirming the relevance of “indigenous knowledge” (a.k.a. savage superstitions) allows bureauweenies to proclaim their devotion to diversity/equity/inclusion:

“A strong culture of scientific integrity begins with ensuring a professional environment that is safe, equitable, and inclusive,” the report says. “Issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility are an integral component of the entire scientific process.”

Scientific integrity is ensured by elevating the magical thinking of failed societies to the level of modern science, according to the depraved lunatics comprising the liberal ruling class.

Fortuitously, bureaucrats may be able to make the numbers add up even after they have finished incrementally socializing medicine by substituting witchdoctors wagging bones for medical care.

On a tip from Angel.

Feb 03 2024

Ethics Journal Defines Pregnancy as a Disease

Moonbats demand we regard abortion as healthcare. If abortion is a cure, then pregnancy is not a gift from God but rather a disease. On behalf of the liberal establishment, the Journal Medical Ethics confirms it:

We argue that there are some compelling grounds for regarding pregnancy as a disease. Like a disease, pregnancy affects the health of the pregnant person, causing a range of symptoms from discomfort to death. Like a disease, pregnancy can be treated medically. Like a disease, pregnancy is caused by a pathogen, an external organism invading the host’s body.

These fiends literally regard a human child as a “pathogen.” This is consistent with liberal ideology, according to which all human activity is harmful because it offends the climate by producing CO2.

The Journal of Medical Ethics is the official journal of the Institute of Medical Ethics. “Ethics” is Liberalese for the pseudointellectual justification of evil.

Hat tip: Allah’s Willing Executioners.

Jan 22 2024

Euthanasia Encroaches on British Isles

What’s next after denying medical care based on political incorrectness? Maybe deliberately killing the patients:

The Irish Medical Council has stripped a prohibition against the “deliberate killing” of patients from the most recent update to its national medical guidelines.

Meanwhile, across the Irish Sea,

Euthanasia deaths in Europe and Canada have leapt by almost a quarter in just 12 months, raising fears that legalising assisted dying in the UK will become a slippery slope leading to more and more people choosing to die.

Increasingly, this decision will be made under pressure.

As we have been learning with marijuana intoxication, legalize something and you get progressively more of it as it becomes established as normal:

Deaths doubled over the past five years in Canada, which legalised in 2016, Belgium, and the Netherlands, which both legalised in 2002. …

The findings come amid calls in Britain to legalise assisted dying for terminally ill adults from politicians and celebrities…

In Canada, which legalised euthanasia in 2016, cases jumped by an astonishing 30 per cent last year and have more than quadrupled since 2017. …

In 2021, the law was widened to include serious and chronic physical conditions, even if they were not life threatening, after being initially offered only to the terminally ill.

Already in Canada the government has been pushing people to have themselves put down for long wait times, anorexia, PTSD, poverty, and needing a wheelchair lift (not for regretting sex change surgery though). As Canada has gone, so will go the rest of the West unless trends are reversed.

On tips from R F and Anonymous.

Jan 21 2024

Denial of Medical Care for Thoughtcrime

Warning: The Long March Through the Institutions has claimed the healthcare industry. Thanks to the tolerance and open-mindedness that liberals so ostentatiously pride themselves on, this means that revealing politically incorrect attitudes can result in the denial of medical care at Milford Regional Medical Center in Massachusetts, where chief medical officer Peter Smulowitz warns that patients as well as staff will be held accountable for offending favored identity groups:

“Everyone should expect a safe, caring and inclusive environment in all our spaces,” Smulowitz said. “Our patient and visitor code of conduct helps us meet this goal. Words or actions that are disrespectful, racist, discriminatory, hostile or harassing are not welcome and will not be tolerated.”

This includes microaggressions; otherwise, it would be difficult to find appropriate thoughtcrime to punish.

He specified that some examples of unacceptable conduct would be “offensive comments about others’ race, ethnicity, accent, religion [i.e., Islam], gender, sexual orientation [yadda yadda yadda].”

If you can’t understand what a doctor or nurse is saying because of their exotic accent, just nod along and pretend, lest you be denounced as discriminatory.

In 1984, we read about “facecrime” — i.e., having a politically incorrect look on your face. Milford Regional Medical Center polices bodycrime and tonecrime:

Smulowitz warned that “body language and tone of voice are also important parts of communication.”

Our moonbat rulers may show mercy…

“If we believe you have violated our code with unwelcome words or actions, you will be given a chance to explain your point of view.”

…but only to those who can justify their attitude to the satisfaction of repressive apparatchiks like Smulowitz, who specifies that violations can result in denial of care and of visitation rights.

On tips from Franco and cZwonderpig.

Jan 11 2024

Child Sex Change Whistleblower Eithan Haim Punished

Horrific crimes are being committed against children because many in the medical profession lack the courage to defend the innocent from the LGBT agenda. Fortunately, there are exceptions. As in other totalitarian societies, the nails that stand up get hammered down.

Eithan Haim was celebrating his graduation from medical residency and looking forward to a career as a general surgeon…

But then there was a loud knock on Haim’s apartment door.

It wasn’t flowers or balloons, but rather two agents from the Department of Health and Human Services alerting him that he was the target of a criminal investigation.

Here’s what attracted the attention of the Biden Regime:

A month earlier, Haim was the anonymous whistleblower for a bombshell story about secretive transgender surgeries for minors at one of the most prominent hospitals in the country.

You might think children would be safe from sex change procedures in Texas. Attorney General Ken Paxton had publicly acknowledged them as child abuse. Texas Children’s Hospital — the largest pediatric hospital in the country, where Haim was a resident — announced that it would no longer perform “gender affirming services.” But just a few days afterward,

Haim learned about a surgery in which doctors at the hospital implanted puberty blockers into a prepubescent 11-year-old girl who believed she was transgender.

He soon discovered that the hospital’s disavowal of sex change procedures was a sham.

As he realized,

“It’s my responsibility as a doctor, as a physician, to expose this to the public. If I don’t, then this abuse can continue. I knew that future generations, like my children, would never be able to forgive me if they knew I had the chance to do something and I decided to stay silent.

“It requires average, everyday doctors to stand up and speak out against things like this.”

Not all have the character. People don’t want to endanger their careers, or worse yet hear federal agents knocking at their door. So they go along.

The information proving that Texas Children’s Hospital continued to perform sex-change procedures ultimately appeared in a May 16, 2023 article by City Journal’s Christopher Rufo, who disclosed lectures as well as redacted images of surgery and clinic schedules showing medical activity.

This resulted in legislative action to put a stop for real to the crimes against humanity being inflicted on children at the hospital.

When the Feds come for Rufo despite his high profile as one of the few true journalists left, America will be officially over. For now, they are content to persecute the previously unnamed whistleblower who had allowed Rufo to expose what was going on. Haim stands accused of somehow violating HIPAA by leaking deidentified medical records.

Despite the Kafkaesque opacity of our federal government, it is clear to Haim that he is being made an example of:

“For me, it’s obvious that this is a political investigation in order to prevent this from happening at other hospitals that might be lying to the public about the existence of their programs.”

Haim and his wife have already blown through the “entirety of our retirement, investments, savings, and almost all of our disposable income” on his legal defense, and the Feds haven’t even filed charges yet. Before soft tyranny turns hard, the process is often the punishment.

If Democrats continue to consolidate power, prisons will fill with the decent and the courageous. Haim and Rufo will have good company.

On a tip from Lyle.

Jan 08 2024

Free Sex Change Surgery for Illegal Aliens

To the long list of inducements Democrats offer welfare colonists to invade the USA and displace its citizens we can add free sex change surgery.

California has massively expanded the free healthcare it provides illegal aliens, despite a $68 billion deficit. Among the beneficiaries of this coercive largesse will be the sexually insane:

The Golden State is expanding its massive health care system this year, which means more taxpayer dollars will fund sex change surgeries for state residents, regardless of their citizenship status. …

California’s Medi-Cal covers costs for hormone therapy and procedures “that bring primary and secondary gender characteristics into conformity with the individual’s identified gender, including ancillary services, such as hair removal, incident to those services.”

If only all of these procedures were as harmless as hair removal.

Nearly 700,000 illegal immigrants between the ages of 26 and 49 qualify, as of Jan. 1, for these federal health care services, which will cost California taxpayers an estimated $3.1 billion. For those living in California illegally within this age range, it translates to approximately $4,058 per year in medical coverage subsidies funded by the state’s general fund.

The numbers will continue to rocket upward so long as Democrats are in position to keep the border open.

A recent report from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) shows a significant rise in the number of undocumented immigrants not held in detention. It went up from 3.7 million in 2021 to almost 4.8 million in 2022 and nearly 6.2 million in 2023. These are illegal migrants with final orders to leave or who are in the process of being removed but aren’t held in ICE custody.

This is only a small percentage of the actual number of illegal aliens. They have been given good reason to flood in from every corner of the Third World:

“In California, we believe everyone deserves access to quality, affordable health care coverage — regardless of income or immigration status,” Gov. Newsom’s office reportedly said in a statement.

When Democrats bark about healthcare, they largely mean abortion and sex change procedures. By “affordable,” they mean someone else pays for it — namely you.

You can see why Gavin Newsom is positioning himself to replace the conspicuously senile Joe Biden. As POTUS, he could just print the money and pay for this waste through inflation, rather than keep jacking up already exorbitant state taxes and waiting for an eventual federal bailout.

On tips from Mr. Freemarket, ABC of the ANC, and MrRightWingDave.

Jan 01 2024

California Expands Medical Insurance for Illegal Aliens

Illegal aliens have suffered oppression, because to obtain extravagantly expensive medical care at our expense, they have had to sit around clogging up the emergency room — until now:

Undocumented adults [i.e., illegal aliens] between the ages of 26 and 49 in California will qualify for health insurance under the state’s Medi-Cal program beginning Monday, provided they meet eligibility requirements for the program, which is designed to insure low income residents.

If you thought the first eligibility requirement for this taxpayer-funded benefit would be being in the country legally, think again.

This move expands the state’s health insurance coverage to include all undocumented immigrants—the state previously only covered undocumented children, those between 19 and 25 and those 50 years and older.

This expansion—which was approved in legislation in May—will make around an additional 700,000 undocumented residents eligible for health insurance, according to California State Sen. María Elena Durazo.

Note that this is a rosy estimate from a Democrat. Actual numbers will be higher and climb rapidly.

The same is true for the cost. Open your wallets, American citizens. Someone has to pay for this:

The California Health and Human Services Agency will provide $835.6 million in funding between 2023 and 2024, and $2.6 billion annually to expand Medi-Cal to residents regardless of immigration status.

Where California will get the money is unclear. Productive citizens are escaping Democrat rule for places like Texas and Florida. The erstwhile Golden State already has a $68 billion deficit.

Before long, a federal bailout will be required. For a longer term solution, we can put Gavin Newsom in charge of the whole country. Then he can provide free healthcare for all non-Americans everywhere, and pay for it through inflation by printing more money.

Participation in the program won’t hurt a person’s immigration status because the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services doesn’t consider receipt of health, food or housing benefits a part of the public charge determination, the release says.

You read that correctly.

Democrats are deliberately importing massive numbers of illegal aliens who will vote for a living while sponging off the welfare state. We have already seen that illegal aliens make heavier use of welfare than people who are in the country legally.

Within the lives of many of us, California produced Governor Ronald Reagan. Now look at it. This horrific transformation was accomplished by encouraging mass immigration, much of it illegal. So naturally Democrats are throwing their successful strategy into overdrive.

On tips from Bluto and Ed McAninch.

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