1) You give 1 anecdotal example, and in turn suggest that somehow that means the British have always been conservative? I remind you that it is almost a FULL CENTURY since the incident you mentioned and both medicine and medical sciences have made signficiant strides across all countries. Please provide some more recent examples
2) The whole point here is that this “medicine” offered in the US is not even in experimental stages… It has been tested in a different group of people but to date has not been experimented in the population with Charlie Gard’s mutation — hence there’s no evidence that it would actually work, unlike the insulin case you brought up.
"It would be better, bhikkhus, if an uninstructed ordinary person regarded this body, made of the four great elements, as himself rather than the mind. For what reason? This body is seen to continue for a year, for two years, five years, ten years, twenty years, fifty years, a hundred years and even more. But of that which is called mind, is called thought, is called consciousness, one moment arises as another ceases continually both day and night. Just as a monkey wandering in a big forest seizes a branch and letting go of it seizes another: similarly, bhikkhus, of that which is called mind, is called thought, is called consciousness, one moment arises as another ceases continually both day and night.