David Frum, former speechwriter for President George W. Bush and current full-time anti-Trumper at The Atlantic, has called for hospitals to prioritize COVID-vaccinated individuals over those who have resisted the aggressive mandates, scapegoating rhetoric and propaganda being pushed mainly by the radical Left.
In the course of several posts on Twitter, in which Frum admitted to raging daily against “the dumb-ass malignity of the anti-vaxxers,” the man who coined the term “Axis of Evil” recommended allowing hospitals to “quietly triage emergency care to serve the unvaccinated last.”
It is interesting how much pandemic policy has morphed in the minds of some from “protect people” to “punish people”
“We should get back to normal except we need to forever punish the non-compliant” https://t.co/ooAWstA7xL
— PoliMath (@politicalmath) December 13, 2021
“If, at this point, you are still unvaccinated, you are not a victim,” Frum continued, “You are a cause of the victimization of vulnerable others.”
Bush-era neocons returned to the Dem Party and are now liberals’ favorite pundits – Jen Rubin, Max Boot, Nicolle Wallace, Bill Kristol, David Frum, Lincoln Project scumbags, etc. – because their “with-us-or-with-the-Terrorists” formulation is the foundation of liberal discourse. https://t.co/Nt4qhLErhD
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 7, 2021
This isn’t the first time Frum has tried to turn political opponents into second-class citizens.
In 2003 he infamously branded anti-war populist conservatives—Pat Buchanan, Robert Novak and Thomas Fleming, among others—“Unpatriotic Conservatives” guilty of “hating their country” for their opposition to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Unsated by his promotion of murder abroad, Frum turns his homicidal attentions toward home. pic.twitter.com/B6hsfu1lZA
— Justin Lee (@justindeanlee) December 13, 2021
Neither is the threat to refuse treatment to the unvaccinated new.
- According to the Washington Post, “the Singaporean government said Monday that it will no longer cover the medical costs of people ‘unvaccinated by choice,’ who make up the bulk of remaining new coronavirus cases and covid-19 hospitalizations in the city-state.”
- In August, according to the Dallas Morning News, the North Texas Mass Critical Care Guideline Task Force secretly developed a plan to “take vaccination status of sick patients into account along with other triage factors to see who gets a [hospital] bed.” The proposal was withdrawn once it became public.
- Dr. Jason Valentine, a physician at Mobile’s Diagnostic and Medical Clinic Infirmary Health in Alabama, posted to Facebook a message saying that “effective Oct. 1, 2021, Dr. Valentine will no longer see patients that are not vaccinated against COVID-19.”
- Linda Marraccini, a Florida primary care doctor specializing in family medicine, told patients in September that “she will stop treating patients in person if they are not vaccinated against COVID-19.”
- The Washington Post published an op-ed in late September by Teneille R. Brown, a law professor and adjunct professor in internal medicine at the University of Utah, arguing that it is “ethically indefensible not to account for vaccination status” in the rationing of medical care.