Via Daily Mail:
An unvaccinated and gravely ill 31-year-old father-of-two has been taken off the donor list for a heart transplant by a Boston hospital because he ‘does not believe’ in the COVID vaccine.
DJ Ferguson, who has a hereditary heart condition that causes his lungs and heart to fill with blood and fluid, was denied the life-saving organ transplant by Boston Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.
The hospital said it removed Ferguson from the donor list because all transplant recipients need to get the vaccine in order to ‘create both the best chance for successful operation and also the patient’s survival after transplantation.’
What on earth does getting the vaccine™ have to do with ensuring a ‘successful operation’?
And this guy’s survival after the transplant? Has the hospital done studies to ensure that the vaccine™ is safe with this guy’s condition?
However, Ferguson’s father, David, said getting vaccinated is ‘kind of against his basic principles’ and that his son ‘doesn’t believe in it.’
‘I think my boy is fighting pretty damn courageously and he has integrity and principles he really believes in and that makes me respect him all the more… It’s his body. It’s his choice.’
Ferguson’s family is considering transferring him to another hospital, but his wife said that he may be too weak to move.
‘At this point DJ is unable to leave the hospital until he gets the heart surgery he needs. Without the surgery his lungs and heart will continue to fill up with blood and fluid (on top of everything else that’s going on),’ said Ferguson’s wife, Heather Dawson, on Facebook.
Dr. Arthur Caplan, the head of Medical Ethics at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, told CBS Boston that vaccination is a requirement for transplants because, after receiving a new organ, patients’ immune systems are essentially switched off.
‘The flu could kill you, a cold could kill you, COVID could kill you. The organs are scarce, we are not going to distribute them to someone who has a poor chance of living when others who are vaccinated have a better chance post-surgery of surviving,’ he explained.
I guess I understand where the hospital is coming from–I’m assuming there is not an abundant supply of human hearts ready for transplant at a moment’s notice, hence the fact that people have to be on lists for organ transplants.
If I were this guy, I’d probably get the shot. I mean, it seems like he’s going to die if he doesn’t get this transplant, right?
And there’s probably much greater odds he dies from his heart giving out on him than from an adverse vaccine reaction, right?
Seems like a pretty simple decision to make. I get that he’s got pride and he doesn’t want to be bullied into doing something he doesn’t want to do,
But man: you’ve got two young kids and a wife. Do you really want to die at age 31 just to stick it to the assholes at the hospital?
What will that prove? That you stuck to your guns?
Does he feel like dying will mean he has somehow “won” here?
I can tell you the media will absolutely not sympathize with this guy if he dies. They will not turn him into a martyr. They’ll either bury the story or they’ll celebrate his death because the Vaccine Cult loves nothing more than to celebrate an unvaxxed person’s death.
I understand not wanting to give in here, but weigh the pros and cons.
If he gets the vaccine, gets the transplant, survives and then recovers to the point where can go back to living a normal life again, he is of much more value to the cause that way. He can become an advocate for medical freedom; he’ll probably become a right-wing media darling with no shortage of opportunities to tell his story.
Ultimately this man will do what he feels is right. If I were in his shoes, though, I’d get just the shot. And I say that as someone who has clearly been against these Covid-19 “vaccines” from the start, and especially against mandates of any kind.