New York Times article suggests elderly shouldn’t get vaccines first, because they’re too white

Elderly Americans are far more at risk of dying from the coronavirus than any other group. We’ve known that since the beginning.

So what reasoning could we possibly use to refuse to give seniors the vaccine first? According to some “experts” older Americans are “too white” to save.  

The Washington Examiner reports:

An article in the New York Times quoted several doctors suggesting that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should deprioritize distributing the coronavirus vaccine to the elderly because they are “whiter.”

“Older populations are whiter,” Dr. Harald Schmidt, a health and policy expert at the University of Pennsylvania, 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.”

The article, titled “The Elderly vs. Essential Workers: Who Should Get the Coronavirus Vaccine First?”, contained multiple examples of doctors appearing to suggest that race should be a factor in the vaccine rollout, which the CDC has been accused of supporting.

This is literally racism that will cost Americans their lives. Using “white” as a pejorative is not a harmless thing.

It’s literally allowing experts to determine the worth of human lives based on the color of their skin.

The fact that the New York Times and their ilk will publish such filth is a disgrace.