Emanuel, 63, wrote that “di 75, creativity, originality and productivity are pretty much gone for the vast, vast majority of us” nel suo 2014 saggio “Why I Hope to Die at 75.”
Biden lo è 77.
“Da 1960, tuttavia, increases in longevity have been achieved mainly by extending the lives of people over 60. Rather than saving more young people, we are stretching out old age,” Emanuel wrote in the essay.
“It is true that compared with their counterparts 50 anni fa, seniors today are less disabled and more mobile,” Lui continuò. “But over recent decades, increases in longevity seem to have been accompanied by increases in disability—not decreases.”
Emanuel clarified in the essay that he opposes physician-assisted suicide.
“I am talking about how long I want to live and the kind and amount of health care I will consent to after 75,” scrisse. “Americans seem to be obsessed with exercising, doing mental puzzles, consuming various juice and protein concoctions, sticking to strict diets, and popping vitamins and supplements, all in a valiant effort to cheat death and prolong life as long as possible.”
Suo. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., criticized the selection of Emanuel for the advisory board on Monday.
“A member of Biden’s new coronavirus task force is a lockdown enthusiast who has written that living past 75 isn’t worth it,” Cotton wrote on Twitter. “Americans want our country opened up, not creepy bioethicists who enjoy playing God.”
Emanuel was special adviser for health policy to the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget from 2009 per 2011.
He is the brother of former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, an ally of presidente Obama.
Other coronavirus task force advisory board members selected by Biden include Rick Bright, who said he left his position at NIH under President Trump over the administration’s embrace of hydroxychloroquine, and Dr. Atul Gawande, former CEO of Haven, a health care venture founded by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase in 2018.
Fox News’ inquiry to Emanuel was not immediately returned.
Fox News’ Gillian Turner and Cortney Moore contributed to this report.