An obvious question we all should be able to answer correctly, well unless we are a radical social justice warrior (SJW) promoting racism is; Should all patients seeking medical care for the same condition, be treated equally as the medical professionals decide who should get the treatments? Of course yes, but not in racist states like New York.
This week, the New York Department of Health published an announcement to health care providers and health care facilities regarding two COVID-19 oral antiviral therapies: Paxlovid, created by Pfizer, and molnupiravir, from Merck, and apparently discriminated against whites.
The announcement stated that the treatments were authorized for patients who were 12 years and older weighing at least 88 pounds for Paxlovid, or 18 years and older for molnupiravir; patients who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on a nucleic acid amplification test or antigen test; patients who had mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms, could not be hospitalized due to severe or critical COVID-19, and patients who had a medical condition or other factors that increase their risk for severe illness. TheDailyWire
“In other words, all patients must meet all the eligibility criteria, i.e., be above a certain age, have moderate symptoms, etc. But patients of ‘non-white race or Hispanic/Latino ethnicity’ would not have to meet all the criteria because their race/ethnicity is itself considered a risk factor. People of color and Hispanics would be eligible for antiviral treatment even if they did not meet all the listed medical criteria required of similarly situated white or non-Hispanic patients to obtain the antivirals,” Wesley Smith wrote in National Review.
NY Dept. of Health authorizes antivirals for all people of color regardless of risk factors, but only for whites w/risk factors.
— Coleman Hughes (@coldxman) December 31, 2021
It’s time to stop considering anything but the basic immutable characteristics of individuals. There must be equal treatment of those seeking care without prioritizing the patients to accommodate radical social justice objectives.
Written By: Eric Thompson, host of the Eric Thompson Show.