TO her credit, the Sydney Morning Herald’s Latika Bourke today pursued the Australian Medical Association over Victorian state president Roderick McRae’s call for the unvaccinated to be left to die. Like a lot of God Complex medicos sashaying through public discourse with upturned noses these days, Omar Khorshid didn’t want to face questions. Instead, he twitter-stormed the obvious admission before using a classic “but” pivot to double-down:
The Australian Medical Association’s Code of Ethics , which is rooted in the Hippocratic Oath, requires doctors to “provide care impartially and without discrimination on the basis of age, disease or disability, creed, religion, ethnic origin, gender, nationality, political affiliation, race, sexual orientation, criminal history, social standing or any other similar criteria.”
When asked by this masthead if the Victorian branch’s comment violated the code, federal President Omar Khorshid declined to respond and instead responded with a late-night post on Twitter.
“The AMA Code of Ethics guides the behaviour of doctors and is the foundation of AMA policy. Doctors will always provide care to patients considering their right to make their own decisions, even bad ones like not getting [vaccinated],” he said.
“This means we respect your decisions even when don’t agree with them. Most importantly it means if you need – and want – treatment, we will be here for you.
“But if you don’t get vaccinated you are putting the lives of others at risk, including the doctors and nurses who look after you when sick and anyone who needs a hospital. So just do it. Now,” Dr Khorshid added.
He wants the unvaccinated vaccinated because… the vaccinated have no protection from covid. If you suspect these lately sainted shamans and alleged bug-whisperers have been making all sorts of things up all along, you’d be right. The UK Telegraph is reporting that at least 26 per cent of British patients listed as covid cases were actually hospitalised for other causes. That isn’t a mere rounding error. As the newspaper’s science editor, Sarah Knapton, says, health officials are guilty of either a cock-up or a conspiracy. The two are not mutually exclusive.