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?”
A few years ago, the Supreme Court of Canada conjured a positive right in the Canadian Charter (constitution) to euthanasia.