The state of New York is planning to deny lifesaving COVID treatment to white people to “prioritize” treatments to minorities due to supposed “longstanding systemic health and social inequities.”
The state’s Department of Health released a document detailing how it intends to replace medicine with Critical Race Theory in its plans for addressing COVID treatment.
Per Fox News:
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 such “risk factor” is being a race or ethnicity that is not White due to “longstanding systemic health and social inequities”
“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,” the memo reads.
— Karol Markowicz (@karol) December 31, 2021
The state’s Dept. of Health tried to claim that the racist policy is only in keeping with the CDC’s guidelines.
“Systemic poverty, which has clearly proven to be a risk factor in populations in New York State and nationwide, is added to the algorithm of prioritization similar to all other risk factors. It is merely mentioned as a factor that increases risk,” spokesperson Erin Silk outrageously claimed.
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