Melinda Gates suggested that health care workers be first in line. The suggestion came at the Forbes Philanthropy Summit where she said, “There are 60 million health care workers (around the world). They deserve to get the vaccine first. They’re the ones dealing with this on the front lines, trying to keep us all safe.”
Then, she went down her list of who might be next:
“Then you have to start to tier from there, based on the countries and the populations. Here in the United States, it’s going to be Black people who really should get it first and many Indigenous people, as well as people with underlying symptoms, and then elderly people.”
Of course Black people should get the vaccine before elderly people: look at the capital letter in “Black” — you don’t see anybody capitalizing “elderly,” now do you? That’s how you know who comes first.
Of course, if the rushed vaccine turns out to be the new thalidomide and Blacks wind up playing guinea pigs, well, then Melinda Gates will be history’s greatest villainess.