Did Covid-19 open the door to euthanasia in Sweden?

Did Covid-19 open the door to euthanasia in Sweden?

 

Disturbing figures are coming from Sweden about the number of Covid-19 deaths amongst the elderly. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, half of the people who died in Sweden were residents of nursing homes…

The health authorities have received many complaints about how elderly relatives were treated. A consistent theme is that nursing home residents with suspected Covid-19 were immediately placed on palliative care and given morphine and denied supplementary oxygen and intravenous fluids and nutrition. For many this was effectively a death sentence.

“People suffocated, it was horrible to watch. One patient asked me what I was giving him when I gave him the morphine injection, and I lied to him,” said Latifa Löfvenberg, a nurse. “Many died before their time. It was very, very difficult.”

The issue has even generated an internet petition, “Everyone has a right to oxygen!” which contends that “this discrimination is unacceptable and illegal as well.”

“In elderly homes, in principle, only palliative care has been prescribed, which means that you get morphine, midazolam and haldol to prevent being nauseated and vomited by morphine. It is a treatment that almost almost 100 percent certainly leads to death. Giving both midazolam and morphine inhibits breathing. If you have trouble breathing, you quickly get such an oxygen deficiency that you die.”

Was this euthanasia? Gustafsson was blunt. Yes, he said. “Yes, I could almost imagine using even stronger words. That it is about the same as these people being killed. It’s basically a hundred percent way, much like the electric chair. It is about as effective…”

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