WXXI AM News

Connections: Retired state assemblyman Rolland Kidder on COVID-19, treatment, and ethics

Apr 10, 2020

Retired New York State Assemblyman Rolland Kidder wrote a powerful op-ed, describing his feelings about possibly getting COVID-19. Kidder writes that he's nearly 80 years old, and should not be placed on a ventilator if it could go to a younger patient. Kidder writes that he's had a good life, and is prepared for the possibility that a ventilator might not be available when he needs one.

It's a powerful piece that evokes personal responsibility, ethics, and preparation. He joins us to talk about this difficult subject. Our guest: