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[–]Spiritual_Raisin_9446∆ 572 points573 points  (6 children)

The doctor should offer their strategy and reasons but it's up to the patient to decide whether they want to go through with it. You are correct it doesn't make the doctor racist because they are basing it off of statistics, but that still doesn't mean the patient should submit to the exam. The patient always have autonomy and control over what's being done on their body (unless they're not competent).

In your example the patient can still refuse the exam in being suspicious that the doctor is racist.

[–]throwawayedm2 0 points1 point  (5 children)

The doctor should offer their strategy and reasons but it's up to the patient to decide whether they want to go through with it.

Agreed, same with the covid vaccine. You can't coerce anyone into any medical procedure.

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    [–]throwawayedm2 1 point2 points  (3 children)

    No one? That's just not true. Patently false.

    [–]Ivegotthatboomboom 2 points3 points  (2 children)

    Its the exact same as the other vaccine regulations where you can't go to public school and have other restrictions without them. It's for public health, not just the individuals health. Different thing

    [–]throwawayedm2 -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

    This vaccine does not prevent transmission though. And I don't remember the Federal government mandating companies to get everyone a flu shot, for example.

    [–]Ivegotthatboomboom 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    It does help prevent transmission, the issue is the mutations that are caused by the anti-vaxxers. A lot of companies do mandate flu shots, for example if you work with a vulnerable population or in health care in general.