A doctor whom President-elect Joe Biden has appointed to advise about the coronavirus is facing criticism for an article he wrote six years ago in which he argued that he had no aspiration to live beyond the age of The essay by Ezekiel Emanuel, an oncologist who is one of the 10 advisory board members that Biden appointed to his coronavirus task force this week, outlined how he believed by that age "creativity, originality and productivity are pretty much gone for the vast, vast majority of us. It renders many of us, if not disabled, then faltering and declining, a state that may not be worse than death but is nonetheless deprived," he wrote in the piece for the October edition of The Atlantic headlined, "Why I Hope to Die at He said that Americans were obsessed with health remedies in a "valiant effort to cheat death and prolong life as long as possible," and that "I reject this aspiration. I think this manic desperation to endlessly extend life is misguided and potentially destructive.
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He argues that our cultural obsession with longevity is taking attention and resources away from future generations. They find it hard to even contemplate the idea that they are going to die and the world is going to be fine without them. At age 62, he still has a ways to go before he hits his self-imposed deadline, but ultimately he believes life should be about quality over quantity. Subscribe here for our free daily newsletter. Thanks for reading InsideHook. Sign up for our daily newsletter and be in the know.
Why I Hope to Die at 75
On Monday Joe Biden, the projected winner of the U. We've already covered one of the controversial members of the panel, Dr. Rick Bright, the whistleblower who accused the Trump administration of ignoring his warnings about putting such high hopes in hydroxychloroquine. But it's time to highlight an other eyebrow raising figure on the force, Dr.
Ezekiel Jonathan "Zeke" Emanuel born September 6, is an American oncologist , bioethicist  and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. He holds a joint appointment at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Wharton School and was formerly an associate professor at the Harvard Medical School until when he joined the National Institutes of Health. Emanuel is the son of Benjamin M. Emanuel and Marsha Smulevitz Emanuel. His father, Benjamin M.