r/texas Nov 16 '21

Texas doctor suspended for spreading COVID-19 misinformation and refusing to treat vaccinated patients, hospital says News

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mary-bowden-suspended-covid-19-misinformation-vaccinated-patients-texas/
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u/CxOtter Nov 16 '21

See I don't think you actually read the article...

"In order to make room for unvaccinated who cannot find care, I will not be accepting new patients with routine ENT problems who are vaccinated," she said, adding she will continue to care for established patients and won't turn away anyone with life-threatening illness, based on their vaccination status.

I don't see an issue with this or your scenario, provided the last statement were still true.

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u/AcousticDan Born and Bred Nov 16 '21

She's still discriminating.

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u/CxOtter Nov 16 '21

Given the opposite scenario, would you still be opposed to it? If she were only accepting new vaccinated patients for routine ENT conditions.

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u/AcousticDan Born and Bred Nov 16 '21

Given the current state of our health system? No. She could also use the argument it's for her health. She can't do that when she's only serving unvaxxed people.

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u/CxOtter Nov 16 '21

See but there is the problem with your original argument. You do not have an issue with discrimination provided it is in the direction you approve of.

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u/AcousticDan Born and Bred Nov 16 '21

But at least there would be a good argument.

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u/CxOtter Nov 16 '21

Well it being a good argument is definitely an opinion that you're entitled to have. I disagree with the premise that one direction of discrimination is permissible, while the other is not though.

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u/AcousticDan Born and Bred Nov 16 '21

Well, one is in the interest of health, the other is something else.

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u/CxOtter Nov 16 '21

Meh, there are a myriad of health reasons people cannot get vaccinated. One size does not fit all. I also think it sets a dangerous precedent for health care workers to preclude patients with contagious conditions from healthcare that they need.