I am a biologist, a worker in a field with a sorrowful history of categorizing human beings by race, arranging them in a false hierarchy.
With COVID-19, New Jersey officials are worried about a spike in suicide caused by the shutdown.
The Reuters story leaves out some details. The doctor had drugged the woman before starting to euthanize her, and instructed the family to hold the struggling patient down.
Unstated, but perhaps a contributing factor, was the increasing prosperity we have enjoyed in country in recent years.
The old have failed the young. Hate-driven shootings in schools and houses of worship, rising suicide and addiction rates — these are the most dramatic indications.