When an elderly Canadian lady was faced with further confinement to her room, alone she made the life-ending decision to ask to be killed. Her doctor euthanized her with a lethal injection following her request.
Russell, described by her family as exceptionally social and spry, was one such person. Her family says she chose a medically-assisted death (MAID) after she declined so sharply during lockdown that she didn’t want to go through more isolation this winter…
This time, doctors approved her. Russell would not have to go through another lockdown in her care home. “She just truly did not believe that she wanted to try another one of those two-week confinements into her room,” her daughter said. – CTV News
But it’s OK, all is not lost. She died with her family around her:
When 90-year-old Nancy Russell died last month, she was surrounded by friends and family. They clustered around her bed, singing a song she had chosen to send her off, as a doctor helped her through a medically-assisted death. – CTV News
Lockdown isn’t so bad after all, you just have to have yourself killed to be allowed to have those you hold dearest around you once more.
Researchers have seen rising rates of loneliness and despondence among residents in senior homes during the lockdowns, something they call ‘confinement syndrome’.
Dr. Samir Sinha, a geriatric specialist at Mount Sinai Hospital said:
“When you stick someone alone and deprive them of the usual things that bring them interest in joy, that can be an incredibly isolating, lonely, depressing experience,”
This tragic tale is just one of likely millions around the World as desperation and anguish takes hold. We were told we must protect the old and vunerable, we were told all of this was for them and yet they have suffered the most. Spending the last remaining months of their life in isolation, with the only form of contact through technology that literally terrifies them. It’s sickening, it’s awful, it’s unforgivable.
How much blood will be at the hands of these Draconian measures?