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Sergio Zorrilla, a philosopher specializing in bioethics on the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of Santiago, said about persistent vegetative states, that of 20,000 people who have been in this state, maybe two will wake up, and they do not return to normal at all.”It makes no sense to prolong the suffering and the act of dying,” he argued, “because it not only hurts the person who is dying, but all of the patient’s loved ones as well. It makes no sense to prolong the agony when medicine can cure and heal other patients.

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