COVID-19 has resulted in a number of people being hospitalized. Whether a person has been vaccinated or not, it’s possible to land inside of a hospital for treatment. And in New York, the pandemic has been cause for concern.
Now, as a country, we’re supposed to be working toward equality. We’re not supposed to see color. We’re not supposed to choose one race over another.
Well, unless you’re New York because the standard rules don’t apply. The ultra-liberal state has decided that they’ll actually offer COVID treatments based on race. And guess what? White people who are sick with COVID better hope that they don’t need treatment because New York isn’t interested in offering one.
Paxlovid and Monoclonal antibody treatments are in low supply throughout New York. So, it means that rationing must take place. The NY State Department of Health has decided that they need to prioritize certain individuals.
Guess what? White people are being shoved to the back of the line. If you’re a person of color, you’re more susceptible to the virus.
The actual memo from the Department of Health reads, “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.”
If you’re reading this and are offended, you should. This is the epitome of racism, and the state of New York either doesn’t see it or doesn’t care.
The same kind of racism reared its ugly head when the vaccines first came out, too. Those who were non-white or of Hispanic/Latino ethnicity were being given first access to the vaccines because they were considered a higher risk. Yet, that didn’t stop many from yelling racism all over again because they felt as though they were the guinea pigs. It meant that those who were white who also were at risk weren’t able to get the vaccine…but they had plenty to give since the people of color didn’t want the vaccine.
There are full guidelines to determine eligibility for the Paxlovid and Monoclonal antibody treatments. This includes testing positive, having mild to moderate COVID symptoms, and having a medical condition or “other factors” – which is being a person of color.
So, let’s say that there is one dose left. Two men are sick with COVID and are exhibiting mild to moderate symptoms. One might be white but has a medical condition that increases their risk for severe illness, but the other is otherwise healthy but is a person of color. Who gets it? You guessed it…the person of color would get it.
Basically, if you’re white and living in New York, you better hope you don’t contract COVID and require the treatments because you’re not getting it. It’ll go to the people who claim they want racism to end while using their skin color to jump ahead in the line.
Of course, the moment that word got out of the racist practice that is going on, the New York Health Department quickly pointed the finger at the CDC saying that “prioritization guidance comes directly from the CDC.” They also claim that race or ethnic background wouldn’t disqualify a person from receiving treatment.
They can say whatever they want, but it’s been documented that they plan on giving preferential treatment to non-white individuals. It’s morally corrupt, but then again, we are talking about New York.