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According to the Food and Drug Administration, ethnic minorities trump white people when prioritizing the distribution of scarce COVID-19 therapeutics. Now some states are prioritizing race over patients suffering from high risk conditions. 

Until the emergence of the omicron variant, three antibody therapeutics were being used to treat COVID-19. In December, pharmaceutical manufacturers Regeneron and Eli Lilly announced that their treatments were not effective against the country’s new dominant strain.


That leaves GlaxoSmithKline’s sotrovimab monoclonal antibody, but it’s in short supply, so only high risk patients will be eligible to receive it, and according to an FDA fact sheet, “non-white” people fall under that category.

The treatment is approved for patients twelve and over that are at considered high risk, if they suffer from conditions including older age, pregnancy, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity amongst others. 

However, the guidelines state that “Other medical conditions or factors (for example, race or ethnicity) may also place individual patients at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19.”

A few states are using the government’s advice to equate race to a high risk condition. In Democratic New York, “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,” according to the state’s Department of Health.   

Minnesota issued guidance last month that stated race and ethnicity alone, “apart from other underlying health conditions, may be considered in determining eligibility” to receive therapeutics. 

They stated that it’s “ethically appropriate to consider race and ethnicity” when data shows high risk of poor outcomes for minorities, and “risk cannot be adequately addressed by determining eligibility based on underlying health conditions (perhaps due to underdiagnosis of health conditions that elevate risk of poor COVID-19 outcomes in these populations).”

Utah has taken it a step further and created a point system which elevates “non-white” people two points higher on a “COVID-19 risk score” when determining eligibility. 

According to their ranking scale, “non-White race or Hispanic/Latinx ethnicity” are entitled to receive antibodies over high risk patients suffering from conditions including hypertension, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, chronic kidney disease, chronic pulmonary disease, chronic liver disease, and more.

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raylaser
raylaser
10 months ago

Another way the government is promoting racist ideology to further divide an already divided country. It’s part of the grand scheme of the elite to create the civil unrest they so desire to consume our country. This unrest will lead to the feds stepping in via Marshall Law and other Gestapo tactics to take control of the means of production. All in the name of bringing peace, and restoring law and order. Their tricks are as plain as day but the sheeple are falling for it hook, line, and sinker!

Eleanor Hamilton
Eleanor Hamilton
10 months ago
Reply to  raylaser

A bit clunky to say the least but our skill set and experience won the day. Poor ref with no regard to offside and he bottled it on the sin bin, red card all day long if it had been on sky

see here>>>> 𝐆𝐨𝐨𝐠𝐥𝐞𝐉𝐨𝐢𝐧𝟏.𝐛𝐥𝐨𝐠𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐭.𝐜𝐨𝐦

John M
John M
10 months ago

This imposter in the White House is dumb enough to think only white people can be racists. Racial bias in ANY form is still racism. But don’t try to explain it to the left.

Scotty
Scotty
10 months ago
Reply to  John M

Dementia Joe believes all white people are racist fools, like HIM!

Gary Radziak
Gary Radziak
10 months ago

I thought he was President of all the people. I thought all people should be treated the same?

UIrsus Logicus
UIrsus Logicus
10 months ago
Reply to  Gary Radziak

You BELIEVED him?

Gary Radziak
Gary Radziak
10 months ago
Reply to  UIrsus Logicus

I do not believe anything a democrat says.

robert williams
robert williams
10 months ago
Reply to  Gary Radziak

You got that right but we have some Republicans that are as bad. Look at CHENEY who is trying to ruin TRUMP and along with BIDEN our COUNTRY.

Bill R
Bill R
10 months ago

the swamp is made up of both parties, it’s just the Democrats are in control of the reigns.

Daisydukes
Daisydukes
10 months ago
Reply to  Gary Radziak

Democrats are racists.Plain and simple but the real thing is that democrats hate whites-whites are too intelligent to control and take over.Blacks have voted for Dems for decades.Gotta keep blacks happy as long as they don’t find out that biden gave the eulogy for Robert Byrd of the kkk who Hillary called her friend and mentor.Biden also opposed busing back in the day, said he didn’t want his kids growing up in a racist “jungle.” Add that to northam’s blackface, etc. and why would you think Dems would prioritize blacks over whites for life saving medication? It’s all for control. Blacks vote dem no matter what and Dems like it.