Breaking News Baby Charlie Hurd passed away today

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    They just wanted to kill the child. When ever there is a denial of medical care, where that care would have been paid for, it's some sort of perverse need to just end that too much trouble life.
     
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    The kid was doomed from the start since there was no cure; only an experimental treatment that may have extended his life.

    Capitalist medicine provides the money for research into common ailments, but only those with money can access it. Those without money are fucked. Socialized medicine, like all Socialized stuff, sets a bottom standard of care, but does not have the assets to make great strides in medical research. Either way, a kid with such a rare condition like Charlie was doomed.
     
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    The Brits? WTF? Why would they want to kill a child?
     
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    The doctors in the US have said that the experimental treatment would likely have made no change in Charlie Gard's life.

    There were experts in the UK and international experts who stated that Charlie Gard's condition was not treatable. Mainly it was after the seizure before Xmas caused grave brain damage.

    Charlie Gard: how new brain scans showed he could not be helped
     
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    Or the child's condition was too advanced to treat, and there was medical evidence that the child was in pain.
     
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    Who is this "they" who "just wanted to kill the child"? Why would anyone say something so horrible? Its not true of course and surely you know that. I would hope people would be ready to back up statements like this with facts. If not, just please, shut up. You really do nothing to help this child, these parents or any others. You should be ashamed.

    As others have already pointed out, there was never any "treatment" that could cure or make the poor baby's life any better or less painful. The most it could have done was extend his life and his misery. When it became apparent that the US doctors could not even do that, the parents decided against going to the US.
     
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    Sarah has a death panel she uses?
     
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    I thought God would heal the child, did anyone ask him?
     
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    This is the reason I wanted govt. out of healthcare. Nobody should be viewed as a line item to be cut off by heartless demagogues. We have rights. Charlie had rights. And the govt took a shotgun to them.
     
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    Private insurance companies have cut people off of healthcare services because of expense....So you just can't win no matter how much you scream...
     
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