Dying in a Vacuum of Leadership by the Editorial Board of the New England Journal of Medicine
Dr. Boente shares his views on this very important article written by the NEJM editorial board:
The NEJM editorial board has never endorsed a political candidate in any election until now, and that candidate is Joe Biden.
His other poor medical decisions aside, I don’t think that President Trump has the basic medical knowledge and mental capability to lead us out of the pandemic. Furthermore the carnage that would result from repealing the Affordable Care Act, as President Trump wishes to do, would leave 30 million people without healthcare. Let’s play that out.
They will use emergency rooms like they are going to see their primary care doctor and emergency room services will be more crowded than ever. No one will pay their bills and the hospitals and doctors will eat the losses. It’s already happening. Over time this will bankrupt hospitals and add debt to an economy that’s already being crushed by the pandemic. His stance on pre-existing conditions has been fickle at best.
It is also quite clear that his appointment of Amy Coney Barrett for the SCOTUS was meant for the sole purpose of repealing Roe v. Wade. This will add tremendous stress to the healthcare crisis that is already stressed to the max and will cause serious medical problems such as young teenage girls suffering emergent surgical complications after black market abortions. Occasionally they die form excessive blood loss or sepsis created from non-sterile instruments. The President and Vice President are absolutely clueless about “post abortion” ramifications if Roe v. Wade was overturned as evidenced by Pence’s statements in the VP debate about doctors performing full term abortions. What? That, Mr. Pence, is an oxymoron. There is no such thing. That is murder. Doctors in the United States don’t perform full term abortions at 36-40 weeks. Get a clue man. You’re on national TV and you obviously don’t know the facts. What do you think they do strangle the baby at birth, or place an order for the nurse to inject the baby with potassium chloride, execution style? I wish that you and your buddy DT would think for just a second or two before you speak.