‘Pro-Life’ Evangelical Leader Opposes Life-Saving ‘One Size Fits All Policy’ That Prevents Coronavirus
“Pro-life” evangelical John Stonestreet, who heads the Colson Center for Christian Worldview in Colorado, claimed on Twitter that a scientifically-proven no visitation rule is a “one size fits all policy [that] is not good for patients and families.”
Something that absolutely must be reconsidered at this point are the no-visitation policies by clergy and family at hospitals, especially in non-#COVID cases. @uchealth @GovofCO the one size fits all policy is not good for patients and families.— John Stonestreet (@JBStonestreet) May 1, 2020
University of Colorado Health has a no visitation policy (with numerous exceptions) in order to prevent the spreading of the deadly coronavirus, which can be transmitted by people without symptoms:
Exceptions to these guidelines may be considered on a case-by-case basis for patients who are at the end of life, and our birth centers and maternity areas have slightly different restrictions for their units.
Johns-Hopkins has a similar life-saving no visitor policy to stop the spread of COVID-19 and save lives:
But the COVID-19 pandemic is a difficult time for all of us. Times have changed quickly and dramatically due to the virus. As a patient-centered hospital, we must do everything we can to prevent the spread of this disease and protect our patients, staff and visitors.
In order to do this, our new visitor policy puts strong limits on visitors entering our hospitals and care facilities during this pandemic. No visitors will be permitted to visit or accompany patients, except for in certain situations.