Coronavirus: Even Married People With Children Die All Alone
There have been several news reports over the last two or three months reporting about how so many people – especially elderly people – are dying all alone due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), whether they are dying in hospitals or nursing homes.
Due to wanting to contain the virus, medical facilities are not permitting family (if any) of the dying Covid patient to visit their sick loved one. So, a lot of people – even married parents! – are dying alone. (Links with examples to follow.)
I bring this up because one scare tactic I’ve seen used off and on by marriage-promoters, such as Southern Baptist Al Mohler and others, is to tell single and childless adults that we will die all alone, unless we marry and have children. They tell childless, never married adults like myself to be very afraid, because unless I marry and have a child, I will be all alone on my death bed.
Well, my mother – who was married and had adult children – died all alone in the wee hours at a care facility she was staying at. Despite the fact my mother was married with kids did not guarantee that she had the “Norman Rockwell” death so many marriage-pushers suggest one will have, where one will be surrounded by loving spouse holding their hand while adult children surround the bed tenderly looking on.
People dying all alone sans children and spouse (if they are married with kids) has definitely been a thing since the start of Covid 19.
Here are links about the situation, including a link or two from marriage-pushing, conservative sites such as The Federalist:
(Link): ‘Patients dying alone’: The frightening reality of many COVID-19 patients’ final moments (March 2020)
(Link): ‘I’m Sorry I Can’t Kiss You’—Coronavirus Victims Are Dying Alone
(Link): Coronavirus Patients Are Dying Alone, Leaving Loved Ones With Grief And Guilt
It was the last time Beaudette saw her father alive. He died two days later, and she couldn’t be there.
(Link): Loneliness and suffering in the hospital during the coronavirus crisis
“I’m already downstairs, doctor. Can I see my mother just for five minutes?”
I told him that I would ask the nursing manager; given the fact that Mrs. A couldn’t speak or understand, perhaps that would fall under the list of reasons why an exception could be made.
But five minutes later, the nurse was on the phone trying to calm him down. “I just want to be there for five minutes to tell her why I can’t visit anymore, that she shouldn’t worry when I stop showing up!”
The nurse tears up as she says that he cannot visit. She turns to me, and I motion that I would take back the call.
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