Arizona AG Asks HHS to Prohibit Racial Discrimination in Covid-19 Treatment Distribution

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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is asking the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to adopt a rule that would prohibit the use of race or ethnicity when determining who should get medical therapies.  

Background:  Multiple states have begun prioritizing COVID-19 treatments for non-white residents, thanks to guidance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  

The racial discrimination stems from the FDA’s guidance when authorizing monoclonal antibodies and oral antivirals for emergency use. The FDA only authorized these treatments for “high risk” patients, and included race as a factor determining someone to be “high risk.” (per The Daily Wire)  

What Happened: Attorney general Brnovich submitted a petition for rulemaking to HHS to prohibit the use of race or ethnicity when determining who should receive medical treatments.  

“This is another example of President Biden further dividing our country,” Brnovich said in a press release about his petition. “Race-based decisions in the distribution of medicine are a breach of our Constitution and our belief that every patient deserves the highest quality of care.”  

The press release noted that the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) “allows agencies to issue rules and regulations. This is done through the development and publishing of proposed and final rules, allowing for public input into each regulation.”  

What Comes Next: Brnovich also suggested the administration’s guidance could violate the Arizona Civil Rights Act, and told people to file a civil rights complaint with his office if they were the “victim of such discrimination.”

  1. At some point you have to expect the Biden Administration to blame racism from keeping the black community from getting vaccinated. Just like they claimed blacks don’t know how to get a photo ID for voting so will the racist comments from Democrats come on this subject too, blacks don’t know where to go to get vaccinated. Instead blacks don’t trust the government to force them to take an injection, but why wouldn’t you trust someone as sharp as Joe Biden to tell you what to do, after all the black community voted 90+% for Biden, didn’t they?

      1. When Albert J (stands for jerk) Hess posts I suggest that nobody give him a down vote. He obviously loves getting down votes.
        Do what I do, and don’t even read his pathetic comments. The clown is a loser and he revels in getting down votes. I ask everyone here to not down vote him. Don’t even read the little twerps comments. They are not worth the time.

    1. There many older Blacks that have never had a photo Id and don’t know how to get one.
      They have been voting for decades with out one.
      A lot of Blacks and Whites do not know where to get vaccinated.
      Absolutely no one is forced to get an injection.
      Certain activities have certain requirements.
      Think Small Pox vaccination and first grade.
      I couldn’t go without one.
      Have things changed?

  2. Can you say rationed health care????
    Death panels are on the way.
    Now they have the jab for newborns.
    Parents, wake the hell up. Your children do not need vaccines. They will turn on you when their side effects start showing up.

    1. We have always had death panels.
      It’s called triage.
      When demand exceeds facilities the triage death panels make the the decisions on who will get treatment.


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