Name New York’s prioritization of COVID tests and coverings by ethnicity precisely what it’s: racist.
Mayor de Blasio’s obsession with race already harm our colleges and our police division, so why not go the additional mile and sacrifice our lives? Somewhat than distribute city COVID testing sources based mostly on inhabitants, his administration prioritized neighborhoods which have “borne the brunt of this pandemic on account of structural racism,” a Well being Division consultant advised The Publish.
In the meantime, the distribution of COVID medicine resembling monoclonal antibodies “will contemplate race and ethnicity when assessing particular person danger.”
However what’s that danger? Not race, however class, says a Harvard epidemiologist and professor. “I’ve not seen [race] as one of many danger elements for extreme illness and loss of life,” Martin Kulldorff advised The Publish. “The explanation that quite a lot of African Individuals have died in New York — which is true — is as a result of the wealthy individuals and extra prosperous have been working from residence whereas the working class have been uncovered.”
But Metropolis Corridor, because it has completed repeatedly for the previous eight years, determined to fuel racial division as a substitute.
We don’t have to make these selections in any respect. New York Metropolis is awash in federal aid. Congress allotted the Division of Well being and Human Companies $480 billion for hospitals and well being care, of which solely a fraction has been spent.
De Blasio simply needed to preen for the progressives and exhibit his “Taskforce on Racial Inclusion & Equity.” If one individual dies on this metropolis as a result of they didn’t get the remedy they want or weren’t correctly examined, that blood is on his arms.
Mayor Adams now has the chance to cease this nonsense. Get at-home exams and metropolis facilities to any neighborhoods that need them. Disband De Blasio’s job power. And let’s have a metropolis authorities aimed toward serving to all New Yorkers.