Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Boston is one of the facilities engaged in medical fascism. The parents of 31-year-old DJ Ferguson denounced the hospital for striking him off the heart transplant list because he was unvaccinated against COVID-19. According to DJ's father, David Ferguson, his son was first in line to receive a new heart transplant but the hospital removed him from the list due to his unvaccinated status.
"It's kind of against his basic principles, he doesn't believe in it. It's a policy they are enforcing and so because he won't get the shot, they took him off the list of a heart transplant," DJ's father said.
According to the elder Ferguson, his son's heart has deteriorated to the point that it will no longer work on its own. "My son has gone to the edge of death to stick to his guns, and he's been pushed to the limit," he continued. The Ferguson family is now considering his transfer to another facility that does not discriminate against unvaccinated patients.
BWH confirmed its decision to remove the younger Ferguson off the list in a statement. "Like many other transplant programs in the U.S. – the COVID-19 is one of several vaccines and lifestyle behaviors required for transplant candidates … in order to create both the best chance for a successful operation and also the patient's survival after transplantation," the hospital said.
The hospital found an ally in Dr. Arthur Caplan of New York University Grossman School of Medicine. According to the school's medical ethics head, transplant patients are "at particular risk" due to their compromised immune systems.
"[Following] any transplant – kidney, heart [or] whatever – your immune system is shut off. The flu, a cold [or] COVID-19 could kill you. The organs are scarce. We are not going to distribute them to someone who has a poor chance of living when others who are vaccinated have a better chance, post-surgery, of surviving," he said. (Related: Texas man with natural immunity DIES after being forced to take COVID-19 vaccine while awaiting lung transplant.)
DJ Ferguson is not the first organ transplant patient victimized by medical fascism. Back in October 2021, kidney transplant patient Leilani Lutali from Colorado was denied the procedure after the hospital she consulted found out that she and the organ donor were unvaccinated. Lutali and her friend Jamie Fougner, who was set to donate her kidney, both refused the COVID-19 vaccine for religious reasons.
An op-ed by conservative columnist Michelle Malkin mentioned the outcome of Lutali and Fougner's journey. According to Malkin, one of the transplant coordinators warned that their journey "would come to an end" if they insisted on turning down the vaccine. Lutali added that "there would be no exemptions," and even alternatives such as a negative COVID-19 test were unacceptable.
"Leilani has now been placed on the 'inactive' list – a death sentence," the conservative columnist wrote. Malkin concluded: "'Trust the science,' stop asking questions and comply – or die."
Lutali joined attorney Tom Renz during the Oct. 19, 2021 edition of his Brighteon.TV program "Lawfare with Tom Renz" to talk about her plight. "I felt like every door that I tried to knock on and open was immediately closed without any thought given to it. It was 'take the shot or you don't get your transplant.' I guess playing politics with people's health just doesn't sit well with me," Lutali said at the time.
"I've come to a place where I'm starting to understand – this really doesn't have anything to do with my health. Because if this was about health, people that were being added to transplant lists would be denied for having been smokers at some point, having been obese [or] having any number of issues. But people can still get those transplants with those issues. I just can't get the transplant because I refuse the [COVID-19] shot."
Renz said in agreement: "You get a person in desperate need of a kidney, and a person who's willing to give a kidney. Well, the healthcare system in Colorado has decided that it's going to keep them safe – by not giving [Lutali] a kidney transplant. I'm not sure how that's keeping anybody safe."
Watch the video below of Lutali sharing her experience with Renz on "Lawfare with Tom Renz.
This video is from the BrighteonTV channel on Brighteon.com.
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