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People of color will be the first in line for the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the news reports.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that racial minorities will be the top priority for the vaccination against the COVID-19 virus.
CDC helped the states who will be vaccinated first. They have issued a “social vulnerability index” which uses 15 various variables from US Census that will help identify the states and communities which will get the vaccines first.
A3: Each rural community can assess their social vulnerability to COVID-19. Many rural communities are considered highly vulnerable according to CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) tool. https://t.co/kupnqQiyJ5 #RuralHealthChat— CDC (@CDCgov) November 18, 2020
As stated by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 12 states agreed to provide vaccines first to blacks and people of color.
In Maine, they have already established a “Racial / Ethnic Minority COVID-19 Vaccination Plan” which allows choices to groups. Another example is Michigan wherein government officials consider the minority status and language spoken for access to vaccine shots.
With these considerations, the states can only make the equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine possible to minorities.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo mentioned in his speech last month that since “black, brown, and poorer communities” have fewer health care institutions they should be the top priority on the COVID-19 vaccine.
NEW: @NYGovCuomo announced the new NYS COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Taskforce to ensure *all* New Yorkers have access to, and confidence in, the vaccine. Black and Brown communities are carrying the heaviest burdens during this crisis-- they cannot be the last to receive the vaccine. pic.twitter.com/hr551wSfwF— NYS Senator Zellnor Y. Myrie 米维 (@SenatorMyrie) December 21, 2020
Cuomo was supported by Melinda Gates. Based on her statements in her interview with Time last June, she said that black men have “disproportionate effects from COVID-19” which is why there is a need for equitable distribution.
Statements from Cuomo and Gates on black and brown people being first in line to vaccines compared to the white people can sadly distort the minds of people of color. They would think that they are given special treatment.
The claim of these people who are just trying to help minorities be protected against COVID-19 can be compared to the Tuskegee Experiment wherein Black soldiers were forced to endure the pain of chemical poisoning by their government
Candace Owens, who is a Conservative intellectual, made questions on the reliability of the said vaccine. She said that now is the perfect time to evaluate the pros and cons of vaccination.
“I wasn’t going to get the vaccine, but then @AOC posted a picture of her with a needle in her arm and I realized, I MUST have that vaccine” said literally nobody, ever.— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) December 21, 2020
The advice of Candace Owens should be taken into consideration by people of color for their protection against the manipulative ideas of Cuomo and Gates.
There are still questions and doubts why black and brown people will be on the front line of a vaccine that has arguable safety and effectiveness. Are Dems masking a poison trap by falsely advocating for equality?