It means someone else decides who lives and dies. They decide who will benefit society more if saved. So, local hospitals are setting up to triage patients for the flu.
Triage is a system used by medical or emergency personnel to ration limited medical resources when the number of injured needing care exceeds the resources available to perform care so as to treat the greatest number of patients possible.
When performed in accordance with accepted medical practices, triage is recognized and sanctioned by law in most countries.
Advanced triage may become necessary when medical professionals determine that the medical resources available are insufficient to treat all the people who need help. This has happened in disasters such as earthquakes, tsunami and civil defense situations including nuclear warfare. Consider that the detonation of a nuclear weapon may inflict tens of thousands of immediate casualties, some percentage o
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