Racial treatment is careless and racist

Call New York’s prioritization of COVID tests and treatments by ethnicity exactly what it is: racist.

Mayor de Blasio’s occupation of race has already damaged our schools and our police department, so why not go the extra mile and sacrifice our lives? Instead of distributing the city’s COVID test resources based on population, his administration prioritized neighborhoods that have “borne the brunt of this pandemic due to structural racism,” a health ministry representative told The Post.

Meanwhile, the distribution of COVID drugs such as monoclonal antibodies will “take race and ethnicity into account when assessing individual risk.”

But what is that risk? Not race, but class, says a Harvard epidemiologist and professor. “I have not seen [race] as one of the risk factors for serious illness and death, ”Martin Kuldorff told The Post. “The reason many African Americans have died in New York – which is true – is because the richer and more affluent worked from home while the working class was exposed.”

Yet City Hall, as it has done repeatedly in the last eight years, decided to push the racial division instead.

Former NYC Major Bill de Blasio
Former Mayor Bill de Blasio cared more about race than serving New Yorkers.
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Asian doctor injecting needle for injection vaccinated, African American.
“I have not seen [race] as one of the risk factors for serious illness and death, ”Martin Kuldorff told The Post.
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We do not need to make these decisions at all. New York City is flooded with federal aid. Congress allocated $ 480 billion to the Department of Health and Human Services for hospitals and health care, of which only a fraction has been spent.

De Blasio just wanted to pay tribute to the progressives and show his “Taskforce on Racial Inclusion & Equity.” If a person dies in this city because they did not get the treatment they need or have not been properly tested, it is blood on his hands.

Distribution of free covid home tests starts late this morning.
Mayor Eric Adams must focus on delivering COVID-19 tests at home to any neighborhood.
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Mayor Adams now has the opportunity to stop this nonsense. Get home tests and city centers for any neighborhood that wants them. Dissolve De Blasio’s task force. And let’s have a city government that aims to help all New Yorkers.

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