The New Zealand Government has decided to de-register doctors who do not yet consider it prudent to be Pfizered.
Even where patients are paying with their own money and the state is uninvolved, it will be illegal for these experienced doctors to ply their trade with their patients.
The state claims this is for patient safety with respect to covid; it’s a coincidence that conflicting medical opinions are being removed.
In fact, the state today claimed NZDSOS doctors are irresponsible, small in number, and under investigation for complaints. A master class in misinformation.
If 50-plus registered doctors and 38,000 signatures are being denigrated by our dear leader, let’s compare a small business doctor to a small business builder.
Experienced builders have been trained to consider certain fundamentals, like treated framing timber and roofs have eaves. The equivalent fundamentals in medicine are things like informed consent and vaccines have been through a thorough five-plus year approval process before public release.
Periodically the state messes around with insufficient understanding of the fundamentals and we get things like leaky building syndrome. The equivalents in medicine are incidents like the Thalidomide* scandal, the Cartwright Inquiry and many more.
If the state applies the same methodology to small business builders that it is applying to doctors on the 1st December, it will de-register experienced builders who refuse to do something that they know is wrong.
Maybe Covid Response Minister Hipkins will be the minister for building in the future. He is equally qualified and credible as a builder as he is in medicine.
So builders get to look forward to not only losing their profession and income, but getting called irresponsible by the ignorant for refusing to be irresponsible.
The moral of the story: who do you think they will come for next?
*The intro to Thalidomide website is telling: “William Osler once said ‘one of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine’. Tragedies have unfolded when physicians and pharmacists, wooed by pharmaceutical companies as to the wonders of their products, have not heeded this advice.”
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