The state of Utah is being called on its racist practices after it was discovered that authorities gave COVID medications and support to blacks while limiting whites from access to the same programs.
The outrageous racial profiling was discovered by the Washington Free Beacon with a Freedom of Information Act request.
Worse, the state was warned that the racist policy that put white people at risk was a violation of federal law, but they went ahead and did it, anyway.
Per the Beacon:
Utah’s points-based system for prioritizing COVID patients, which allocated more points for being non-white than for having congestive heart failure, troubled two law professors specializing in bioethics. They informed the doctors who designed the system in September 2021 that it was probably illegal.
“The use of non-white race really set off alarm bells,” Teneille Brown, a professor at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law, said in an email.
The “consensus among legal academics,” Brown’s colleague Leslie Francis added, is that a system like Utah’s would “violate federal law.”
Worse, it appears that Utah’s racist policies were used as a template by Biden’s FDA:
The emails suggest Utah was ground zero for many of these schemes. The state initially defended its system by invoking guidance from the Food and Drug Administration, which lists race as a risk factor that can qualify patients for monoclonal antibodies. But according to the emails, it was Utah that inspired that guidance in the first place.
“The FDA reviewed our Utah Risk Score and used it as precedent for including ‘race and other risk factors’ as qualifiers,” Shah told the group in June 2021. Minnesota in turn used that precedent to justify its own allocation system.
The emails reflect the race-conscious consensus that has taken hold of medical bureaucracies across the country. As that consensus has consolidated at every level of government, it has emboldened public health officials to flout anti-discrimination law, which they assume won’t be enforced.
This is how the left works, folks. They create racist policies and programs while accusing everyone else of being racists.Commentary coronavirus COVID Utah vaccines