Racism Is Now Official Policy In New York City

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has posted on its website that it will now take race into consideration in the distribution of potentially lifesaving covid treatments.

The guidance applies to both the distribution of monoclonal antibodies and oral antivirals like Paxlovid and Molnupiravir and is being done to address “longstanding systemic health and social inequities”, according to the Department.

A Staten Island doctor has said they are already seeing the effects of the order. He wrote two prescriptions last week and the pharmacist asked him the race of the patients before filling the prescriptions.

“In my 30 years of being a physician I have never been asked that question when I have prescribed any treatment,” said the doctor, who requested anonymity. “The mere fact of having to ask this question is a slippery slope.”

This author’s parents frequently reminded us growing up that “Two wrongs don’t make a right.” To become a racist because of past racism is wrong, plain and simple. Using that logic, the cycle will never end. For some, maybe that is not the goal?

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