April Ryan: Protestors who contract coronavirus should be forced to refuse medical care

April Ryan: Protestors who contract coronavirus should be forced to refuse medical care
April Ryan (Image: CNN video screen grab)

CNN political analyst April Ryan has come up with a “modest proposal” for dealing with a facet of the coronavirus pandemic as it pertains to Americans. She has couched her proposal in the form of a rhetorical question, but quite obviously the recommendation is one she endorses.

She writes on Twitter:

Should #StayAtHome protestors who endanger other Americans by not following CDCgov guidelines about physical distancing be required to sign a waiver refusing medical attention at a hospital and not take up a ventilator if they contract coronavirus? #COVID19 #StayHome

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Notice that Ryan doesn’t come out and openly advocating for the denial of medical care to these protesters in the event they get sick, even though that is clearly her intent. Instead, she goes through the motions of placing the onus on the protesters by requiring that they sign a waiver declining care. (RELATED: MSNBC: Protesters who want to open economy ‘want to see more black and brown people die’)

It’s rare to see Ryan, who is usually pretty outspoken, dance around a topic like this. (RELATED: CNN’s April Ryan accuses Trump White House of trying to ‘kill’ her career because she’s a black woman) Could the reason be that one of the people who flouted “CDCgov guidelines about physical distancing” is her colleague, Chris Cuomo? Cuomo, who tested positive for coronavirus at the end of March, recently confessed that he broke quarantine and got into a fiery exchange with a bicyclist who asked why the news host wasn’t self-isolating amid his widely publicized diagnosis.

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