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Coronavirus POLL: Should doctors prioritise treatment based on patients’ age? VOTE HERE

For example, if the cut-off period is 70, how is it fair to prioritise a patient aged 69 over another who is just several months older.

Secondly, Professor Archard rubbished the fair innings argument – that everyone should have an opportunity to lead a life of a certain duration.

This holds that a younger person should be prioritised over an older patient, to ensure they both have the opportunity to live for the same length of time.

But, the professor disputed such an argument and said: “Luck and circumstances have a big role in how long we live, and it is not clear that we can speak of the length of a life as a good that can, and should be, distributed.”

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Coronavirus POLL: Should doctors prioritise treatment based on patients’ age? VOTE HERE

For example, if the cut-off period is 70, how is it fair to prioritise a patient aged 69 over another who is just several months older.

Secondly, Professor Archard rubbished the fair innings argument – that everyone should have an opportunity to lead a life of a certain duration.

This holds that a younger person should be prioritised over an older patient, to ensure they both have the opportunity to live for the same length of time.

But, the professor disputed such an argument and said: “Luck and circumstances have a big role in how long we live, and it is not clear that we can speak of the length of a life as a good that can, and should be, distributed.”

Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/daily-express-uk-news/~3/qZSQYxblgVA/coronavirus-poll-treatment-news-patient-priority-elderly-coronavirus-age-risks

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