ALERT: New Yorkers Sue Own State For Giving ‘Non-Whites’ COVID-Help Priority

(Republican Party News) – COVID-19 has been one of the most woke pandemics in history. Thanks to the recent obsession with race and “equality,” health agencies across the US engaged in open and blatant discrimination against white people seeking treatment for the virus.

Now, two lifelong New Yorkers have filed a lawsuit against the city and state over the decision by officials to give priority to anyone who is “non-white” to proven treatments.

According to the Pacific Legal Foundation, the case has been filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

The plaintiffs in the case are Jonathan Roberts and Charles Vavrusky and the defendants are Mary Bassett, commissioner for New York’s state Health Department, and the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

The Foundation explained:

Two recently authorized oral antiviral treatments are up to 88% effective in reducing the risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19. One available monoclonal antibody treatment is effective against the Omicron variant of COVID-19. Faced with severe supply constraints for these treatments, the state and city health departments directed health care providers to prioritize patients after considering a host of risk factors, including age, vaccination status, and health conditions like cancer, diabetes, and a compromised immune system.

It went on to say that officials “rather than limiting the criteria for administering medical treatment to scientific data concerning risk,” they added “a patient’s race as an additional consideration, granting priority status for individuals of ‘non-white race or Hispanic/Latino ethnicity.'”

The race criteria was added despite the fact that the Mayo Clinic has not found anything inherent about race that puts anyone at a higher risk from COVID.

“We eagerly await the day on which the supplies for these medical treatments can match demand,” said PLF attorney Wen Fa. “But until that time, treatments should be allocated on the basis of need and scientific criteria, not on the basis of arbitrary racial classifications.”

The lawsuit contends, “New York’s designation of race as an independent risk factor has no basis in science. … New York has cited no evidence that race – on its own – makes an individual more susceptible to suffering adverse effects from COVID-19.”

It continued, “Indeed, that evidence does not exist, because race does not connote any attribute inherent to any individual.”

The criteria then “deprives deserving individuals of much-needed medical treatments solely due to their race.”

The health department had claimed that being “non-white … or Hispanic/Latino” was important because “longstanding systemic health and social inequities have contributed to an increased risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19.”

This is not scientifically accurate, however. The lawsuit points to CDC data that shows that “in New York, the rate of deaths due to COVID-19 for white non-Hispanic individuals exceeds the death rate for any other group.”

The case is seeking a ruling that the race-based discrimination be deemed unconstitutional along with an injunction prohibiting health officials from using it.

It’s truly absurd that Americans are even having to sue over this. It’s clear and obvious discrimination.

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