Coronavirus COVID-19 Disability Eugenics Japan

Concerned about ‘selecting lives’, disability group sends letter to PM Abe

With the spread of the new coronavirus infection, due to the lack of ventilators, a debate about who should give priority has started in Japan.

Written with extracts translated from Kyodo via Yahoo! Japan

April 13th 2020

With the spread of the new coronavirus infection, due to the lack of ventilators, a debate about who should give priority has started in Japan. A request letter was submitted to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asking him not to do so. Overseas, such selections are actually being made and it is claimed that it will lead to eugenic ideas.

On the 11th, the “DPI Japan Conference” made up of various groups of persons with disabilities and “ALS / MND Support Center Sakura Association” comprised of patients with intractable diseases added their names to the letter.

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