New York Times: Let Seniors Die Because They're White
To paraphrase a certain famous lefty, when genocidal eugenics comes to America, it'll be wrapped in the flag of the civil rights movement.
It's the end of 2020 and the critical race terror wave is just seeing how close it can get to making a compelling moral case for killing white people. There's less and less ambiguity about it. From the beginning, Democrats and their lefty allies began arguing that the pandemic response had to be all about "equity".
That obviously goes for the vaccine. Equity then becomes the new triage. And America's leading experts start sounding like Nazis.
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, are 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.”
If the central goal of vaccine distribution is reducing inequity, then some people just have to die because they're that privileged.
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.”
Level the playing field... by dying.
If there are any questions about how far the critical race theory lefties are from Nazi Germany, this helpfully answers that question. Remember when that "right-wing kook" Sarah Palin claimed that there would be death panels?
Harald has a PhD, Health & Public Policy from Germany's Universität Münster and an MA in Philosophy so he presumably must know this stuff. And by this stuff, I mean the ethics of deciding who lives or dies based on their race.
Two things. Briefly.
1. Those privileged seniors are already dying at a high rate, in no small part because of government policies that forced nursing homes to accept infected patients, resulting in about a third of the deaths in the pandemic.
2. A whole lot of the fatalities among older seniors are actually minorities. But, notably, lefties will argue that older minorities are more conservative and it's best to prioritize the younger unionized minority essential workers over their grandparents.
Life and death are ultimately about the electoral priorities of the Democrats.