Biden Picks Coronavirus Adviser Who Advocated for Early Death

2020 presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden selected ObamaCare architect Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel as an adviser for his Public Health Advisory Committee.

Emanuel, a bioethicist, once wrote about the downside of old age saying, “living too long is also a loss,” in an Atlantic article titled “Why I Hope to Die at 75.”

In his article, Emanual describes in detail the loss of productivity and mental capacity as we age, writing, “…by 75, creativity, originality, and productivity are pretty much gone for the vast, vast majority of us.”

More recently, Emanuel co-wrote a New York Times commentary, “How the Coronavirus May Force Doctors to Decide Who Can Live and Who Dies.”

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The opinion piece speculates doctors may be forced to ration care due to the potentially overwhelming impact of the coronavirus.

Emanuel was also criticized for supporting the rationing of medical treatment and feels the Hippocratic Oath encourages care without consideration of its cost.

Emanuel recently criticized the CDC over its coronavirus testing kit.

Emanuel explained his views about not living beyond the age of 75 on a radio program.

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Picking Emanuel is a bizarre choice by Biden.

First, Biden at 77 years old, is beyond the limits of functional age advocated by Emanuel.

Also, having a person on a health advisory board that advocated for rationing medical treatment during the coronavirus crisis is politically foolish.