Ariel Sharon’s stroke and ongoing recovery has shed light on an issue that affects the whole world. IS it peace in out time? A settlement of the Arab/Israeli bloodletting?
The lesson is: healthcare in the world is kind of shitty.
I’m not blaming anyone here but I was struck by two things. One, Sharon was given blood thinners when he shouldn’t have been. The thinners only complicated a condition that likely contributed to his stroke.
The other thing is I heard the doctors at what I assume must be one of Israel’s finest hospitals declare that if the patient had been anyone else, they would have been allowed to die because a stroke like the one Sharon had was hopeless. Of course, now Sharon seems to be recovering.
I also saw a statistic recently that up to 100,000 people die each year in the United States from some sort of bad medical decision or action.
We’re all doomed.