Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
Tom writes: I went to see a new dentist maskless and the help freaked out, I think I can’t go back there. The doctor said he treated immuno-compromised patients, and one of his staff is on chemotherapy. I said OK, I’ll do whatever you want me to. he told me yesterday that I really pissed him off, to call him Monday to resolve this. I think I’m toast.
Well, after he told me the above, days later I went to a dermatologist and an eye doctor and I wore a mask, rationalizing I only see them once a year or less. But the real issue is the prospect of being banned from doctors’ offices. I’m a bit upset about it, and I question what I will do when I refuse the vaccine. Will I be banned from all medical treatment, all stores and public places? Very unsettling.
My reply: Very unjust.
And irrational, too.
Your doctor’s position is premised on you’re being sick. Specifically, on your being contagious, which can be established by outward signs such as sniffling and coughing and runny nose as well as evidence of having a fever, which can be checked for easily enough (as my dentist’s assistant did) and thereby objectively established – yes or no.
If you’re not contagious, you obviously pose no threat to the person “on chemo” or anyone else. Yet your doctor insists you put on a Diaper, which means he’s insisting you pretend you’re sick – and contagious – which is a sick thing to insist on.
Even more sick – the denial of treatment to the healthy on the presumption of sickness. I can think of few more vicious doctrines than this.
The good news is there’s almost always a way around such doctrines; it may not be convenient – it may even be hard – but how much is it worth it to you to not bend knee to this sickness?
I haven’t – and won’t. I’ve already found a new dentist – on the “down low” – and am betting you can find doctors who aren’t in need of care, too. It just takes some time and inquiring and – probably – some hassle, too.
I recommend making the effort – and also, taking excellent care of yourself so as to minimize the need for doctoring altogether!
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