Toddler dies from untreated ear infection after 'parents refused treatment because they don't believe in modern medicine'

Citation

Evidence Type: News Report (Generic)
Toddler dies from untreated ear infection after 'parents refused treatment because they don't believe in modern medicine', Daily Mail Australia, 19 June 2015 - Hope Delozier dies from ear infection after 'parents refused treatment' | Daily Mail Online Score: 0.0/0.0

Discussion

The article gives a rough summary at the beginning that works well:

  • Hope Delozier, 1, died in March after bacteria in an untreated ear infection became invasive
  • Ebed Delozier, 29, and Christine Delozier, 34, refused to take their child to a doctor because they didn't believe in 'modern medicine
  • A pathologist found that Hope's death could have been prevented had she taken a simple antibiotic for the ear infection
  • The couple was charged with felony counts of involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of children

Unfortunately the child would very likely have survived had the parents not been so afraid of medicine and "chemicals"

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Conclusions

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Conclusion 1

This is just another instance of the harm that can be done by beliefs which are completely unfounded in reality.


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