By Trevor Brown
1 Month after health officials in Texas started denying lifesaving Covid-19 treatment over skin color. Minnesota began a similar escapade.
"State Infusion Hotline"
Ask them yourself.
— Harrison Hill Smith (@Harrison_of_TX) November 13, 2021
— Dave Reilly (@realDaveReilly) November 13, 2021
Additionally Alpha News Reports:
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) says in a document titled “Ethical Framework for Allocation of Monoclonal Antibodies during the COVID-19 Pandemic” that “race and ethnicity alone, apart from other underlying health conditions, may be considered in determining eligibility for mAbs [monoclonal antibodies].”
Monoclonal antibodies “are made in a laboratory and act a lot like the natural antibodies that a person’s body makes to fight diseases,” per MDH. Thus far, they have been used to both to treat active COVID cases and to help prevent healthy people from becoming infected. The antibodies have shown so much promise, in fact, that national supplies are running low amid surging demand, resulting in some patients being denied the treatment.
The Criteria responsible:
Age, medical status, and “BIPOC” (meaning: Black, Indigenous, Person, Of, Color) is listed as a criteria for Lifesaving Covid-19 treatment. Which is leaving some to wonder if this is this a violation of the 1964 civil rights act?