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Your Race Might Determine
Whether You Get Lifesaving Medical Care

Quote:Should hospitals give special treatment to patients based on race? The people controlling your health care might think so. The concept of “health equity” is rising in hospitals, universities, and government health agencies.

Health equity’s premise is straightforward: with certain diseases, different races have different health outcomes. Health equity, inspired by critical race theory, dictates that any racial disparity in health or health care is proof of “structural racism” within the health-care system and society more broadly.

Health equity, according to Oregon’s Medicaid program, for example, means “disrupting” and “dismantling” structural (or systemic) racism to ensure equal health outcomes among all races. While eliminating racial disparities is a laudable goal, the chosen methods to impose health equity, in many cases, include intentional racial discrimination.

Here’s how it works in practice: medical experts identify a racial disparity. For example, certain minorities have an elevated risk of poor COVID-19 outcomes. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, this fact alone is evidence of systemic racial injustice and demands racial discrimination in the distribution of monoclonal antibodies (or “mAbs” — a medicine that fights COVID-19). In the name of health equity, Minnesota allocates mAbs based on race.

Specifically, Minnesota says that “race and ethnicity alone … may be considered in determining eligibility for mAbs,” and that non-white patients can be “prioritized for allocation of mAbs.” Minnesota is no outlier: other states add race into the calculus for life-saving treatments.
10-12-2021 09:54 PM
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RE: Your Race Might Determine
It's all fine and dandy when it happens to white males, but when the woke white Karens that support this start getting denied treatment after hating their own skin they're not going to like it.

It's also asinine for the "follow the science" crowd to assume that racism is why there are disparities in disease outcomes. The only real aspect of the Wuhan flu that's been studied extensively is how to make a quick mRNA injection, but how many studies of genetics or specific lifestyles have been done to determine why that happens? Yeah, we know co-morbidities and the virus, etc., but on a more fundamental level is it because darker skinned people have even less vitamin D than lighter skinned since neither may get much exposure to the sun during the average day? Is it because blacks or minorities just don't trust the medical system enough until it's too late? Is it because something genetic makes them predisposed to having higher mortality rates (much like they are more susceptible to sickle cell anemia)?

But nah, let's scream "that's racist!" and blame that instead.
10-13-2021 08:30 AM
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