Politics : Rationing COVID treatment based on race, good idea or bad idea?

Rationing COVID treatment based on race, good idea or bad idea?

The State of New York is testing out this policy. There was the idea to prioritize vaccinations of "people of color" last year but I don't know if that was put into practice.



That means that a healthy twenty-year-old Asian football player or a 17-year-old African-American marathon runner from a wealthy family will be automatically deemed at heightened risk to develop serious COVID illness—making them instantly eligible for monoclonal treatments upon testing positive and showing symptoms—while a White person of exactly the same age and health condition from an impoverished background would not be automatically eligible.

This policy was first flagged by New York journalist Karol Markowicz, whose Twitter summary described it as "white people need not apply." That summary is not accurate. White people who are sick from COVID can still be eligible for antibody treatment, but only if they first demonstrate that they have "a medical condition that increases their risk for severe illness." But non-white people have the significant advantage of being automatically eligible without having to demonstrate that, since their non-white race is deemed to inherently constitute an increased risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19. In other words, when determining eligibility for life-saving treatments, New York state is explicitly prioritizing some races over others.

Re: Rationing COVID treatment based on race, good idea or bad idea?

No no. Enough with yours fake articles.

The State of New York is doing no such thing.

Re: Rationing COVID treatment based on race, good idea or bad idea?

Fucking mass retardation.

Gone

Re: Rationing COVID treatment based on race, good idea or bad idea?

If you don't know why it's a horrible idea, I don't think it is worthwhile to try and reach you.

And This, Too, Shall Pass Away

Re: Rationing COVID treatment based on race, good idea or bad idea?

It is moronic. Anyone can develop a severe case of covid regardless of race. They are essentially just letting white people die. If this is real then there needs to be serious political and legal consequences.

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A plurality of New Yorkers are white so it is a very foolish idea. You are going to leave your largest population most vulnerable. If they are going to ration it in some way it should be by age and weight, since those are the biggest risk factors.

Re: Rationing COVID treatment based on race, good idea or bad idea?

Democrats are openly wanting white people to die and they wonder why they keep losing elections in a majority white country.

Re: Rationing COVID treatment based on race, good idea or bad idea?

A good idea to get Trump reelected.
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