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Black, Brown communities should get first
dibs on coronavirus vaccine, minority leaders say

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Posted By: AltaD, 12/1/2020 3:34:15 PM

A group of minority leaders gathered Sunday to urge members of Congress and Gov. J.B. Pritzker to prioritize the distribution of any coronavirus vaccine to Black and Brown communities hit hard by the pandemic. (Snip) A recent study commissioned by the COVID Collaborative, a coalition of health care experts and former government officials, found that just 48% of Black respondents said they would probably or definitely take a free vaccine, compared to 66% of Latino respondents. Meanwhile, large academic hospitals in Chicago have had a tough time recruiting minority volunteers to test vaccines, namely members of the Black community.


Minority "leaders" say one thing, their community says another.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Island Life 12/1/2020 3:36:55 PM (No. 620869)
It's okay to say black now. Or now that they want something.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: nhveritas 12/1/2020 3:39:03 PM (No. 620871)
Here is a novel idea. Do not discriminate based on race, color, sex, religion, etc .and let medical doctors determine who needs a vaccine based on risk. This is pathetic.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: FunOne 12/1/2020 3:42:28 PM (No. 620872)
Or what? Maybe they will threaten to riot, loot, and commit arson as they throw projectiles at the police. They will do that anyhow. In Chicago, black folks kill more black folks that the virus. Health workers first. Seniors next. Then the general population except for democrats. Democrats know that Trump put something in it to harm them, so no use wasting it on them.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: sinic 12/1/2020 3:46:47 PM (No. 620874)
Now THAT'S a good way to start a Civil War!!!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Robert D 12/1/2020 3:53:04 PM (No. 620880)
I suppose these leaders have never heard of the 14th Amendment?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Foont 12/1/2020 3:53:30 PM (No. 620881)
So these poor, downtrodden, oppressed people get to be the guinea pigs. Except the people they want to be first in line for this rushed vaccine are smart enough to say "not so fast". My wife and I are in a category that has a higher risk with this virus than most but we are not going to rush to get the injection. We we are fine with being more toward the back of the line. That way if the guys up front start keeling over we'll know what to do.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Starboard_side 12/1/2020 3:54:27 PM (No. 620882)
Health workers first, first responder's second, those 65+ next (particularly those in nursing homes and assisted living facilities), those with high-risk issues (i.e. diabetic, sickle cell) next, and then to other high risk members in the Latino and African-American communities. Stop those who are the highest risk, and the spread becomes very difficult to kill large numbers of people.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: starsNstripes 12/1/2020 3:55:49 PM (No. 620883)
No problem--let 'em have it first. Hopefully we run out before it gets to me.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Vesicant 12/1/2020 3:57:10 PM (No. 620885)
Let me see if I understand this -- blacks don't want it, don't trust it, and won't use it, but they should get it first? Are they going to sell it on the (hah) black market or something?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rumblehog 12/1/2020 4:06:37 PM (No. 620890)
Here's a novel concept: first come, first served.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: sw penn 12/1/2020 4:20:33 PM (No. 620903)
That would be nice to do, of course. Except for the whole disparate impact thingie. I believe that the minority community has made disparate impact completely illegal Haven't they?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: SavageRider 12/1/2020 4:22:22 PM (No. 620907)
What if a member of a special group doesn’t want to be a guinea pig for a rushed vaccine?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: janjan 12/1/2020 4:24:13 PM (No. 620913)
Of course they say this. When have they not thought they were entitled above everyone else? They are no more or less important than the rest of the country. #7 has it precisely right.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: MickTurn 12/1/2020 4:28:56 PM (No. 620920)
Go for it always want to use minorities as guinea pigs to test your crazy crapola on!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: clayusmcret 12/1/2020 4:29:08 PM (No. 620921)
I was kinda hoping that politicians would get it first. If there was catastrophic results, we'd be better off. If it was ok, well ok, we'd still have tested it on a mass scale.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Strike3 12/1/2020 4:40:17 PM (No. 620931)
I'm all for them working out the bugs for us.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: bad-hair 12/1/2020 4:48:17 PM (No. 620939)
Actually $16 politicians do get it first probably behind their staff the food tasters.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Merlin251 12/1/2020 4:55:17 PM (No. 620948)
First responders first!!!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: kono 12/1/2020 5:01:54 PM (No. 620955)
If minorities aren't given first access, they'll accuse whites of racial oppression again. But if they are given first access and incurany deaths or nasty side effects, they'll blame whites for using them as guinea pigs. Don't you just love being set up to where every option leads to condemnation?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: paral04 12/1/2020 5:04:11 PM (No. 620959)
Go to the head of the line if you want to be guinea pigs but if it doesn't go well, don't play the race card.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: DVC 12/1/2020 5:07:34 PM (No. 620964)
How about we give the vaccine out to the racial groups based on how many of the development science team doing the work were members of each racial group? Would any black folks ever get any? How many black research scientists in actual hard science do you know of? Ben Carson is pretty much the only top medical guy that I am familiar with. There must be many more, I assume.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: red1066 12/1/2020 5:20:52 PM (No. 620977)
Yesterday on local TV here in Baltimore, the call was for every jurisdiction with Hispanic immigrants should get the vaccine first. In other words, let's vaccinate the illegals first.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: rockeysroomie 12/1/2020 5:27:41 PM (No. 620989)
What about the yellow people?
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Reply 24 - Posted by: BL1957 12/1/2020 5:27:56 PM (No. 620990)
Chicago...go figure.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Merlin251 12/1/2020 5:31:11 PM (No. 620994)
Sounds like the 'Tuskegee Experiment, Version 2.0!!!
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Reply 26 - Posted by: athina 12/1/2020 5:56:52 PM (No. 621014)
1.Nursing home residents 2.all other elderly 3.Those with underlying conditions 4.First responders (not essential workers, whoever they are) 5.Then everybody else, most of whom don’t want it and won’t need it. Leave the children alone completely.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: DogFacedPonySoldier 12/1/2020 6:29:10 PM (No. 621033)
..and when there are unexpected deaths because of bad side effects... BLM will burn down Pfizer, Moderna and J&J and then sue them for racism!
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Reply 28 - Posted by: udanja99 12/1/2020 6:33:36 PM (No. 621040)
I’ll be 68 on Thursday and there’s no way in hell I’m getting the vaccine, ever. I’m healthy and will take my chances.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Readaholic 12/1/2020 6:35:24 PM (No. 621041)
Go ahead, let them be the guinea pigs.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: msjena 12/1/2020 6:37:52 PM (No. 621044)
How about the vaccine be given to "black and brown" (what is brown?) health care workers, first responders, elderly with health issues, etc. the same time as everyone else?
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Reply 31 - Posted by: OK state mom 12/1/2020 7:20:34 PM (No. 621061)
It is blatantly obvious that those in nursing homes/assisted living need the vaccine first along with healthcare workers. Next come all those over 65. After that then work the age groups down to 12 years old. Dispensing the vaccine based on race is segregation. It should be aged based. Those in nursing homes/assisted living need to be strongly encouraged to take it. Hospitals will force, one way or another, employees to take it. After that it should be elective.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 12/1/2020 7:28:30 PM (No. 621066)
Whoever gets it first best realize they are being used as guinea pigs. Nice of our 'leaders' to volunteer others.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: GoodDeal 12/1/2020 9:15:19 PM (No. 621126)
But what about the Equal Protection clause???
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Reply 34 - Posted by: hershey 12/1/2020 9:51:03 PM (No. 621140)
Absolutely...gotta keep the gang bangers going at the expense of everyone else...this 'vaccine' distribution should be a real comedy...
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Reply 35 - Posted by: smcchk 12/1/2020 10:10:08 PM (No. 621145)
Always with the hand out first. Unbelievable!
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Reply 36 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 12/1/2020 10:51:23 PM (No. 621165)
It's a new day in the USA. South Africa redux. As I told one older racist going to a conference to trash white people "Tell them I want race, sex, and DOB off all applications"
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Venturer 12/1/2020 11:11:56 PM (No. 621180)
This Unknown Vaccination may bae horrible and have serious after effects. I think it is darned nice of the blacks to volunteer to be guinea pigs for it
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Reply 38 - Posted by: SALady 12/2/2020 12:48:25 AM (No. 621233)
If they did that, and the inevitable side effects caused many of them to get sick or die, they would scream that "racist old President Trump" used this virus to try to kill them!!!
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Reply 39 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX 12/2/2020 3:19:08 PM (No. 621702)
They don't want to participate in finding one but want first dibs on getting it. Typical Liberal view.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: mamabear 12/2/2020 5:15:17 PM (No. 621781)
"Meanwhile, large academic hospitals in Chicago have had a tough time recruiting minority volunteers to test vaccines, namely members of the Black community." Maybe they remember the 1932 government medical experiment at Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment.
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