This should just about end any discussion of white privilege/systemic racism/implicit bias/redlining/structural inequality/food deserts/white supremacy in America.
From Twitter today – “An independent committee of medical experts that advises the CDC told them that frontline workers should receive the vaccine before seniors because seniors were overwhelmingly white.”
Steve Sailer blogged on this story when it first was published on December 5, but the reality of this piece and what was admitted in it is finally starting to dawn on people. Simply put, it amounts to letting old white people die as a way to “level the playing field.” Also, because teachers are “very often white,” they should not be included as essential workers in need of immunization.
To sum up: let white people die. [The Elderly vs. Essential Workers: Who Should Get the Coronavirus Vaccine First?: The C.D.C. will soon decide which group to recommend next, and the debate over the trade-offs is growing heated. Ultimately, states will determine whom to include., New York Times, December 5, 2020]:
An independent committee of medical experts that advises the C.D.C. on immunization practices will soon vote on whom to recommend for the second phase of vaccination — “Phase 1b.” In a meeting last month, all voting members of the committee indicated support for putting essential workers ahead of people 65 and older and those with high-risk health conditions.
Historically, the committee reliedon scientific evidence to inform its decisions. But now the members are weighing social justice concerns as well, noted Lisa A. Prosser, a professor of health policy and decision sciences at the University of Michigan.
Marc Lipsitch, an infectious-disease epidemiologist at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, argued that teachers should not be included as essential workers, if a central goal of the committee is to reduce health inequities.
“Teachers have middle-class salaries, ar e very often white, and they have college degrees,” he said. “Of course they should be treated better, but they are not among the most mistreated of workers.”
Moreover, vaccine trial results so far show only that the shots can protect the individuals who receive them. The trials have not yet demonstrated that a vaccinated person would not infect others. Though scientists believe that is likely to be the case, it has yet to be proved.
Harald Schmidt, an expert in ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania, said that it is reasonable to put essential workers ahead of older adults, given their risks, and that they are disproportionately minorities. “Older populations are whiter, ” Dr. Schmidt said. “Society is structured in a way that enables them to live longer. Instead of giving additional health benefits to those who already had more of them, we can start to level the playing field a bit.”
But to protect older people more at risk, he called on the C.D.C. committee to also integrate the agency’s own “social vulnerability index.”
And because public school teachers are “very often white,” they don’t deserve the vaccine either.
So for those keeping score at home, from a triage standpoint, white senior’s need to be jettisoned to the ash heap of history and allowed to die from COVID. That’s how “we can start to level the playing field a bit,” in the eyes of an expert in ethic and healthy policy employed by the University of Pennsylvania.
As usual, Steve Sailer was ahead of the curve when he noticed this story, but the true sinister nature of what it espouses is finally being shared across the Twittersphere.
To put bluntly: let white people die.