We demand special protection against medical bias in the treatment of Covid-19 by an action plan from your institution to medical professionals and media representatives in the current Covid-19 pandemic. Poorer treatment due to social and medical prejudices against patients of higher weight must be proactively prevented. This concern is with both general intensive medical care as well as with triage.
The initial signature is by an association of organizations and activists who work in various European countries against discrimination in medical care, with a focus on weight discrimination. We strictly reject state-prescribed flow charts that decide over life and death based on visual diagnosis, age, disability, and ethnicity. This decision must be made by a treating doctor for each individual patient. In this case social biases are still a factor affecting the assessment of the patient. The aim of our petition is to prevent this inferior treatment.