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Get Ready for The Lawsuits. Biden Admin Puts Out Policy That Prioritizes Race In Covid Treatment.

Get Ready for The Lawsuits. Biden Admin Puts Out Policy That Prioritizes Race In Covid Treatment.

While states can prioritize based on race when it comes time to treatment of Covid (although they leave themselves open to legal consequences), the federal government, up to this point, has not sent out widespread directives to prioritize race when it comes to treatment.

This runs contrary to the civil rights act of 1964. ironically was put in place to protect minorities from being discriminated against, but now is being ignored when it comes to the rights of the majority.

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The law states:

SEC. 201. (a) All persons shall be entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages,
and accommodations of any place of public accommodation without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, religion, or national origin.

Medical treatment is handled by public service, which a hospital is; this puts this directive in direct violation by giving priority to one group of people and putting the other in the back of the line.

What happens when white people are denied service to give service to a minority who is less in need of the services but is given priority because of this service? If the person dies, we need lawsuits against the federal government for discriminatory directives if this has/will happen.

Some will say that this is justice; at the start of the last century, we had laws that stopped minorities from being denied services due to their race, but this does not matter under the law. The law is not set up to punish for past acts that the people in the present had nothing to do with; it is to protect equally all people.

Guidance issued by the Biden administration states certain individuals may be considered “high risk” and more quickly qualify for monoclonal antibodies and oral antivirals used to treat COVID-19 based on their “race or ethnicity.”

In a fact sheet issued for healthcare providers by the Food and Drug Administration, the federal agency approved emergency use authorizations of sotrovimab – a monoclonal antibody proven to be effective against the Omicron variant – only to patients considered “high risk.”

To dictate that race and ethnicity have to be looked at when treating sick patients violates civil rights (yes, whites are also protected in this).

While there is no problem with the later qualifications, it gives: Older age, obesity, pregnancy, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease are among the multiple medical conditions and factors associated with “high risk” individuals by the FDA. To dictate that priority is given by race is a violation of civil rights.

Some states, including New York and Utah, have made it clear they will prioritize certain racial minorities over other highrisk patients regarding the distribution of particular COVID treatments. This will continue until the people in those states take their government to court and end this racist policy.

Where does the problem come in? The problem is not in the first part of the directive. It states 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.” The second part is where there is a huge problem: They state one such a “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.

If a directive came out today that said whites should have priority, any minority should be looked at after whites were treated, this would be in court in short order, but for some odd reason, the powers think it is fine now to do this in reverse.

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The law does not work on the principle that what is good for the goose is good for the gander. Nor does it punish the children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren for the acts of their forefathers.

To fight past injustice with current racist policies, which violates the civil rights act, it is time we find some people with the courage to take this injustice to the task.

The Civil Rights Act was put in place to fight against Democrat laws set up in the Jim Crow South; we now see the same Democrats putting in place government rules that are once more in need of being fought against.

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About The Author

Timothy Benton

Student of history, a journalist for the last 2 years. Specialize in Middle East History, more specifically modern history with the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Also, a political commentator has been a lifetime fan of politics.

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