When this story first was reported, there were plenty of social media comments about the lack of safety of having only one eye.
Is there any difference in outcomes for patients treated by two-eyed medics and one-eyed medics? What about medics who wear glasses? Should a three-eyed medic be given preference over two-eyed medics?
Is there any evidence of a difference in job performance?
Is there any evidence of a difference in driving?
Is there any evidence of a difference in anything that is a part of the job?
Provide some valid evidence.
If we are going to make these decisions without evidence, we should admit that we are basing our decisions on prejudice.
A Queens woman with a prosthetic eye is suing the FDNY because it won’t hire her as a paramedic.
The article lacks information. There may be other reasons she has not been hired, but NYFD is not likely to discuss those directly in the media, because that might also lead to a law suit. If this does go to court there should be more information available.
This topic has generated a lot of righteous indignation from those who insist that two eyes are necessary for the safety of patients. I have not yet seen any evidence to support their attitude.
If there is valid evidence that I am wrong, I am willing to learn from that.
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