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(CBS Boston)   Covid-19 vaccine refusenik refused heart transplant. Next person in line appreciative of his stance   (boston.cbslocal.com) divider line
    More: Dumbass, Vaccination, Vaccine, Immune system, desperate need of a heart transplant, Women's Hospital, David Ferguson, best chance, behalf of his son DJ  
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5004 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Jan 2022 at 6:30 AM (16 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-25 2:35:08 AM  
Good on the hospital for not giving in. Even if he received the heart, this moron has shown he won't do what is necessary to maintain the transplant, if it "goes against his beliefs." Get out of line, dude.
 
2022-01-25 2:40:45 AM  
"It's kind of against his basic principles, he doesn't believe in it.

Well it was against the hospital's principles to give him a transplant, they don't believe in giving them to the unvaxxed.  Shouldn't you be OK with that then?
 
2022-01-25 2:44:21 AM  
His body has already failed him, now his mind has failed him, so he's decided to fail his children.  Especially the one he hasn't even met.

Hope the good Lord will forgive the cruelty he is choosing to inflict on his family.
 
2022-01-25 2:59:54 AM  
From TFA:

"Post any transplant, kidney, heart whatever, your immune system is shut off," Caplan said. "The flu could kill you, a cold could kill you, COVID 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."

As someone who has an organ transplant recipient in their life (as well as others who were not so lucky), this is a much more measured, rational and kind response than I could afford this selfish farknozzle.

You want to live? Get the f*cking shot. Others would likely kill to have the opportunity you've chosen to forego. Fun story, though; they don't need to do anything nearly that drastic. All they need to do to qualify is to GET A F*CKING SHOT!

/All over freedumbs.
//F*cking infuriating
 
2022-01-25 4:23:53 AM  
"It's kind of against his basic principles, he doesn't believe in it"

ahh, so he's an asshole.  next!
 
2022-01-25 4:24:21 AM  
DJ and his father can go fark themselves.

They would essentially be throwing away an organ to a dead man if they did this, it'd be like giving an alcoholic a liver when he has shown he wont stop drinking.
 
2022-01-25 4:34:11 AM  
"We are aggressively pursuing all options"

Not all of them.

Just get the shot, Farkwad!
 
2022-01-25 6:31:44 AM  
YES. More of this please.

Don't want to take medical precautions? You don't get life-saving medical assistance.
 
2022-01-25 6:35:25 AM  
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2022-01-25 6:37:17 AM  
If only there was something simple he could do that would make this no longer a problem.....
 
2022-01-25 6:37:17 AM  

NotCodger: "We are aggressively pursuing all options"

Not all of them.

Just get the shot, Farkwad!


Sounds like he gets the next pig's heart, to replace his current one.
 
2022-01-25 6:38:46 AM  
How addled does your brain have to be before you think "I'm down for a heart transplant but a minor injection is a bridge too far"?
 
2022-01-25 6:40:32 AM  
Doesn't want outside things put in his body, demands someone else's heart though.

Maybe he can stop by the old pig farm for a donor
 
2022-01-25 6:41:01 AM  

qorkfiend: How addled does your brain have to be before you think "I'm down for a heart transplant but a minor injection is a bridge too far"?


I'll accept science n' shiat up this point, but *no further*! I have standards!
 
2022-01-25 6:43:09 AM  
Shove a beating heart from another person in my chest with a knife but don't stick that tiny needle in my arm.
 
2022-01-25 6:43:16 AM  
Sad trombone
 
2022-01-25 6:45:07 AM  

qorkfiend: How addled does your brain have to be before you think "I'm down for a heart transplant but a minor injection is a bridge too far"?


It's not he is necessarily addled...it can be tough to know what is real and what is noise anymore, if you're a part of the conservative noozosphere.

/ These people have been fed on a diet nothing but fear and disinformation...so of course they are scared and misinformed.
 
2022-01-25 6:45:09 AM  
This is yet another example of liberalism trampling medical freedom and politicizing health care.

Vote them out! With conservatives in charge, that hospital wouldn't care about your deeply, sincerely held personal beliefs, they'd have a laser-like focus on what's important: you gonna pay cash and get a 5% discount, or arrange for financing through our exclusive loan provider?
 
2022-01-25 6:46:03 AM  
FTFA: "My son has gone to the edge of death to stick to his guns and he's been pushed to the limit," Ferguson said.

Sounds like your dumb son is about to go a little bit further. Guess "sticking to those guns" was more important to him than "continuing to live."
 
2022-01-25 6:47:06 AM  
And his last words will be "I should have taken the farking shot."
 
2022-01-25 6:47:08 AM  

HighlanderRPI: Doesn't want outside things put in his body, demands someone else's heart though.

Maybe he can stop by the old pig farm for a donor


The right says it's too good for a convicted felon who paid his debt to society and was facing an essential death sentence had he said no to a highly experimental surgery, so maybe it's good enough for this saint.
 
2022-01-25 6:48:23 AM  

LimpDickRicky: And his last words will be "I should have taken the farking shot."


We won't hear his last words. He'll be too doped up on Ketamine and Phenobarbitol to care.
 
2022-01-25 6:50:58 AM  

hardinparamedic: LimpDickRicky: And his last words will be "I should have taken the farking shot."

We won't hear his last words. He'll be too doped up on Ketamine and Phenobarbitol to care.


On the plus side...he won't know that he's dying on that shiat.
 
2022-01-25 6:51:34 AM  
Heartless.
 
2022-01-25 6:51:54 AM  

Parthenogenetic: This is yet another example of liberalism trampling medical freedom and politicizing health care.

Vote them out! With conservatives in charge, that hospital wouldn't care about your deeply, sincerely held personal beliefs, they'd have a laser-like focus on what's important: you gonna pay cash and get a 5% discount, or arrange for financing through our exclusive loan provider?


Or not operating until you converted to their particular flavor of bigotry.
 
2022-01-25 6:52:09 AM  
Ah principles.  Yes yes.  I am sure they will keep you warm in your grave.
 
2022-01-25 6:55:04 AM  
You know, advanced heart failure care is incredibly expensive - especially at a top of the line hospital.

I wonder who's promising to pay his medical bills for his estate. Seems to be an awful secure position he's taking in such a public media fashion.
 
2022-01-25 6:55:08 AM  

Nocrash: Shove a beating heart from another person in my chest with a knife but don't stick that tiny needle in my arm.


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2022-01-25 6:56:44 AM  
Live by the sword, die by the sword.

Tough Shiat

/Frmr transplant team
 
2022-01-25 6:57:09 AM  
Just because he hasn't chosen to follow the government propaganda on smoking he was taken off the list
 
2022-01-25 6:59:20 AM  
It's against his deeply held Facebook beliefs.
 
2022-01-25 7:00:21 AM  

Cheron: Just because he hasn't chosen to follow the government propaganda on smoking he was taken off the list


Fun fact: Being a smoker will exclude you from most solid organ transplants.
 
2022-01-25 7:00:54 AM  
It's not so much that one person is stupid, but apparently it's a whole family and friends thing. Good lord. It's impossible to overstate how moronic these people are.

If drinking three bottles of vodka everyday was "your belief", fine and dandy, but you don't get a new heart if you're gunna waste it.
 
2022-01-25 7:01:38 AM  

hardinparamedic: Cheron: Just because he hasn't chosen to follow the government propaganda on smoking he was taken off the list

Fun fact: Being a smoker will exclude you from most solid organ transplants.


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2022-01-25 7:05:16 AM  
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2022-01-25 7:07:23 AM  
Weird hill to choose to die on but on the bright side we'll soon have one less idiot in the world.
 
2022-01-25 7:07:26 AM  

hardinparamedic: You know, advanced heart failure care is incredibly expensive - especially at a top of the line hospital.

I wonder who's promising to pay his medical bills for his estate. Seems to be an awful secure position he's taking in such a public media fashion.


Psst ... you may not know this, but the majority of people are covered under private insurance plans and they really aren't as bad as people say that are.

/which just means we all pay for this idiot's stupidity.
 
2022-01-25 7:07:38 AM  

iheartscotch: qorkfiend: How addled does your brain have to be before you think "I'm down for a heart transplant but a minor injection is a bridge too far"?

It's not he is necessarily addled...it can be tough to know what is real and what is noise anymore, if you're a part of the conservative noozosphere.

/ These people have been fed on a diet nothing but fear and disinformation...so of course they are scared and misinformed.


And yet, he believes that the people who would be pulling his dying heart out of his chest - and replacing it with a better one that some other human has already decided to donate so that he can live longer and healthier - aren't nearly as smart as he is when it comes to dealing with a virus.
 
2022-01-25 7:07:41 AM  
Literally too stupid to live
 
2022-01-25 7:10:42 AM  

lurkey: Heartless.


Brainless.
 
2022-01-25 7:11:56 AM  

hardinparamedic: You know, advanced heart failure care is incredibly expensive - especially at a top of the line hospital.

I wonder who's promising to pay his medical bills for his estate. Seems to be an awful secure position he's taking in such a public media fashion.


I dunno, if he has MassHealth it might not cost a dime; I went to 33 ER visits and 2 ICU stays during my time living homeless in Boston at Brigham and Womens, Tufts, Mass General... My total out of pocket expense was exactly zero dollars.
 
2022-01-25 7:15:50 AM  
I wonder if his wife and kids (the ones who are old enough) are vaccinated. If she is, you'd think she'd care enough to smack him upside the head and say, "get vaxxed." If she's not, then surely he would have been at greater risk even if he himself had gotten jabbed.
 
2022-01-25 7:17:33 AM  
Refuseniks were Jews unable ro leave the USSR. They were purposely trying to get out of a bad situation.

These assholes are putting themselves into this situation.
 
2022-01-25 7:24:23 AM  
I just cannot fathom thinking it's fine to have someone cut open my chest, remove my heart, and replace it with a heart donated by a dead person, but still thinking it's too much to get a needle stick that takes a few seconds, is painless, and has been done by hundreds of millions of people including children.  I can empathize with various kinds of stupid but this one eludes me.
 
2022-01-25 7:24:34 AM  

howdoibegin: It's not so much that one person is stupid, but apparently it's a whole family and friends thing. Good lord. It's impossible to overstate how moronic these people are.

If drinking three bottles of vodka everyday was "your belief", fine and dandy, but you don't get a new heart if you're gunna waste it.


The article just quotes the testosterone bearers who are sticking to guns and spitting in the face of death. I wonder how the wives feel about all of this - the one about to lose her son, the other her husband and father of the three children she will be left to raise as a single mother.

/on welfare, SNAP, Medicaid and Section 8
 
2022-01-25 7:25:52 AM  
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No heart for you
 
2022-01-25 7:28:14 AM  
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Guy proved he didn't deserve it,

*shrug*
 
2022-01-25 7:34:32 AM  
It would be hilarious if he's an organ donor and vaccinated people were the recipients of a bunch of his organs.

Not his heart though, that thing is a defective POS. His brain doesn't work too well either but thankfully we can't transplant those yet
 
2022-01-25 7:35:19 AM  
Prayer warriors ASSEMBLE!!!!
 
2022-01-25 7:39:23 AM  
FTA: "My son has gone to the edge of death to stick to his guns and he's been pushed to the limit," Ferguson said.

People actually talk like this now. jfc

All it's missing is a "they're trying to shove this down his throat."
 
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