Who Has to Die? The Question of the Right to Live with Covid-19
Posted on September 28, 2021
It started with an atypical Facebook rant I read whose rhetoric soon took a turn for the weird. Expressing anger at the Victorian government, its policy of lockdowns and its impact on the young it said, “They’ve lived their lives,” referring to those aged in their seventies and beyond. “Death is at their doorstep,” open-up and let others live. Indeed, the Covid-19 debate these past few months in Australia has seen a shift. Over a year ago I wrote about this devil’s math when the issue of “living with Covid” was still conjecture. I compared it to the eugenic notion of survival of the fittest as a sociological tool. I compared it to the euthanasia policies of 1930s Germany where the weak and mentally…
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