New Zealand authorities today detained a baby whose parents were denied life-saving surgery because potential blood donors could be vaccinated against Covid-19.
Auckland’s High Court has ordered six-month-old ‘Baby W’ to be placed in intensive care – allowing urgent surgery to correct a heart condition known as pulmonary valve stenosis. Destructive systems have been temillary because the child does not want blood that can lead to Mranna’s medicine.
“Question of a model is whether the medical treatment is the best interests (the child says statement. The child is now under medical care “education of the court” until the “end of his work” and his recovery, at the end of January at the latest.
The parents will continue to care “for all other purposes” and will be informed “at any reasonable time of the nature and progress of Baby W’s condition and treatment,” according to the decision. Health officials have rejected parents’ pleas for unvaccinated blood, arguing that nothing is impossible and unnecessary.
New Zealand Blood Services does not distinguish between donations from people who have or have not been vaccinated against Covid, as there is no additional risk in using blood for vaccination.