A 31-year-old man was unceremoniously removed from a heart transplant list in Boston after he refused to submit to a Covid-19 vaccine mandate.
As The New York Post reports:
A 31-year-old father has been removed from the heart transplant list at a Boston hospital because he is refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine, his family said.
DJ Ferguson was first on the list to receive the transplant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital — but he is no longer eligible because of his vaccination status, CBS Boston reported.
Dying Boston father DJ Ferguson removed from hospital’s top of heart transplant list because he refused to be vaccinated. Hospital says their aim is for a patient’s long-term survival after transplantation. Smoking, being unvaccinated, other risks make patients ineligible. pic.twitter.com/cJrwVSBnQz
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His father, David Ferguson, said his son — who is fighting for his life in the hospital and is in desperate need of the transplant — doesn’t believe in the COVID-19 vaccine.
“It’s kind of against his basic principles, he doesn’t believe in it. It’s a policy they are enforcing and so because he won’t get the shot, they took him off the list of a heart transplant,” David told the outlet.
Ferguson is the father of two children with another child on the way.
A Go Fund Me has been set up for Ferguson and his family to help them deal with the massive amount of medical expenses they have been forced to take on due to his condition.