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Snowed under in New Orleans

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Sep 13, 2005

Disaster brings out the best and the worst in people. We have heard numerous stories of heroic generosity and perseverance by the souls of New Orleans, and then we read this:

If the first dose was not enough, I gave a double dose. And at night I prayed to God to have mercy on my soul.

Thus we have the anonymous confession of a New Orleans physician making snap decisions in the confusion that followed hurricane Katrina.

The extent of this modus operandi may never be determined if coroner investigations are cut short. In one hospital alone, however, 45 patients were found dead. The causes of death are undetermined. As of today, the death toll in New Orleans stands at 150, making the hospitals ground zero in New Orleans.

The cameras were fixated both on the suffering huddled in the Superdome and on the failure of government, but it seems that the more ominous failing was happening down the street where presumptuous physicians in the name of mercy resorted to murder.

You have to understand these people were going to die anyway.

Rest assured.

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