The NY Health Department plans to prioritize Non-Whites in its rollout of Covid treatments. Is that racist? They claim it’s because of systemic “inequities,” They don’t have enough medicines to go around, so white people are just out of luck. discriminatory COVID treatments
New York’s Department of Health released a document detailing their plan to distribute the treatments, such as monoclonal antibody treatment and antiviral pills.
The plan includes a section on eligibility for the scarce antiviral pills that people must meet to receive the treatment, including a line stating a person needs to have “a medical condition or other factors that increase their risk for severe illness.”
One of the risk factors named is being anything but white.
Non-white race or Hispanic/Latino ethnicity should be considered a risk factor, as longstanding systemic health and social inequities have contributed to an increased risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19
— Karol Markowicz (@karol) December 31, 2021
New York is in the middle of a surge of Covid cases, and their mandates are among the most severe in the country. Florida, however, has among the least severe restrictions and their cases are much lower. In NYC, patrons cannot dine in a restaurant if they don’t have a “vaccine passport.” Funny how that works.
NY’s discrimination for treatments based on your skin color or ethnicity to the mix is not just unconstitutional. It’s plain evil. Keep in mind these treatments are given to people who already have COVD. Shouldn’t they prioritize the patient with the most severe case, no matter the pigment of their skin?
Syndicated Radio host Hugh Hewitt responded to the tweet:
“Who issued this?” “Who actually wrote it and approved it?” “Did the Governor know?” All will be crucial questions. As will the reactions of the Governor, state AG and AG Garland. Question for them all: “Do you believe state action based in any way on race is constitutional?”
Knowing Hugh, I’m sure he doesn’t think it’s–and neither do I.
Cross-posted with Conservative Firing Line
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