And who get to make the assumption that an appointment is or isn’t “necessary”? Who gets to make that judgment, when someone who calls is experiencing symptoms that just MIGHT be the virus, but also which might be something less or even more serious? Who gets to deprive that person of the right to receive an appointment so he or she can be tested, and possibly have his or her life saved, should the results be positive, or if it’s found that something even worse is going on in his or her respiratory system?
In other words, WHO gets to play God?
I get so tired of others, professionals or not, arbitrarily deciding who gets to live and who doesn’t, based on what THEY think is important.
Yes, there are shortages – but that’s no excuse to turn people away who might be sick without giving them a fair chance to find out, so they can receive needed treatment.
And these governors who have begun threatening doctors and pharmacists who prescribe or fill prescriptions for a drug which has demonstrated genuinely positive results simply because it’s being used “off-label” in an emergency situation ought to be heavily censured and overruled by a higher authority. This is a war we’re in, and you do what you can with what you have. I say, shame on those governors for denying folks the benefits of these promising medicines. They deserve to be sued, and just might be, if enough people die because they were denied their right to try.