Biden's new COVID-19 policy is not what Martin Luther King dreamed about for America

上个星期, the Food and Drug Administration released new guidance to medical professionals which listedrace or ethnicityas high risk factors for doctors to 考虑 when prescribing a new monoclonal antibody known as Sotrovimab. Other high-risk factors included obesity, 怀孕, and other health conditions which would make a person less able to fight the virus. The new guidance means a person’s race could qualify him or her for treatment ahead of others who need the drugs.

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Biden administration officials have cited high rates of diabetes and other health issues which are prevalent in non-white and non-Hispanic communities as reasons to include the new criteria. Officials in New York and Minnesota have also prioritized treating non-white patients, but they have more overtly cited historic health care disparities as a justification.

文件 - 在这个八月. 28, 1963 档案照片, 牧师. 博士. 马丁路德金。, head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, speaks to thousands during his "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 在华盛顿.  (AP Photo/File)

文件 – 在这个八月. 28, 1963 档案照片, 牧师. 博士. 马丁路德金。, head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, speaks to thousands during hisI Have a Dreamspeech in front of the Lincoln Memorial for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 在华盛顿. (AP Photo/File)

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