Saturday, January 8, 2022

Race-Rationing in a Pandemic; If You’re the Wrong Race, the Push for Health-Care ‘equity’ Could Kill You; NYC Is Turning COVID Treatment Into A Racial Hunger Games, and other C-Virus related stories

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Race-Rationing in a Pandemic:
A century ago, the Soviet dissident writer Yevgeny Zamyatin novelized a future dystopia in which equality was taken so seriously that peculiarly athletic people might have one of their limbs lopped off by the state, to even things up. New York State is now trying something similar: In the cause of racial equality, it advises doctors to deny white people life-saving medicine for Covid-19. To do so, it insultingly treats non-whiteness as a serious medical malady.
A memo from the state Health Department, approved by Governor Kathy Hochul, stated that, along with considerations of age, weight, and severity of symptoms, race should be a factor in the rationing of Pfizer’s Paxlovid pill and monoclonal antibody treatments:
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.
To be clear, white people in New York can still be prescribed these treatments if they are available. However, non-white patients are presumed, because of their non-whiteness, to suffer from social inequalities that exacerbate their likelihood of illness and death, and are therefore instantly eligible for them. If Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Alphabet, should fall ill from Covid in New York, and be in similar straits to those of a white New York City streetsweeper, New York’s guidance suggests that Pichai (net worth: approximately $600 million), should be given priority in the name of equality. Or at least that Pichai’s race should be weighted in rationing decisions as a serious co-morbidity. --->READ MORE HERE
Stephen Yang for NY Post
If you’re the wrong race, the push for health-care ‘equity’ could kill you:
f you’re white and middle class, the push for health-care “equity” could kill you.
Prominent medical organizations and the Biden administration are pressing for rules that will move “disadvantaged” populations to the front of the line for scarce medical resources — think vaccines, ventilators, monoclonal antibody treatments. That means everyone else waits longer, in some cases too long.
If the public doesn’t push back soon, getting fair treatment in the hospital will become as hard as getting into college or getting hired on your own merits can be.
Last week, The Post reported that the New York City Taskforce on Racial Inclusion & Equity prioritized the distribution of COVID-19 testing kits to 31 neighborhoods. Staten Island’s racially diverse North Shore got 13 testing sites while the mostly white South Shore got none.
The state Department of Health, meanwhile, announced that scarce monoclonal antibody treatments will be allocated to patients based on how many risk factors they have, which include age, vaccine status, medical conditions and — you got it — “nonwhite race or Hispanic/Latino ethnicity.” --->READ MORE HERE
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