Design with interdependent layers presents a challenge to neo-Darwinism. Natural selection is oblivious to anything but an immediate beneficial variation.
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.
The pathogen I mean is a cultural pandemic, the embrace of doctor-prescribed suicide and of administered homicide.
Someday, Canada will probably dispense with the euthanasia part altogether and go straight to killing by organ harvesting.
I fear many will shrug and say, “The man wanted to die. What else is there to think about?”