The man's father 'looked at figures from around the world, from emerging studies and data,' and was 'not satisfied that the vaccine his son is being offered is as safe and efficacious as he (and the rest of us) have been led to believe.'
The 17-year-old, referred to only as 'JB' in court documents, is an Indian citizen who arrived in New Zealand with her family in 2016. But while her parents and sister were granted residency in 2017 and then permanent residency in 2019, JB was denied, as she was labeled 'not of an acceptable standard of health.'
Some state guidelines said patients with cystic fibrosis shouldn't even be considered for ventilators; six states say hospitals should consider taking ventilators away from patients who rely on them in daily life if others need them more, a practice advocates say would discourage people with disabilities from even seeking treatment for COVID-19.
'We’re reading the unthinkable—the Seattle Times reported that Washington State and hospital officials have been meeting to consider how to decide who lives and dies,' commented Thomas More Society Vice President Peter Breen.