This is a very sensitive topic that our nation is sure to discuss in a calm and rational manner. While there are no vaccines available as of the moment, that has not stopped people from speculating about who would receive the first dosages. It should be pretty obvious how the order of things would go. Of course, children would all need to be vaccinated, so that schools can resume normal functionality.
The elderly and those who work on the front lines in the world of medicine also need to be at the head of the line. The same goes for those who have the sort of preexisting conditions that are aggravated by exposure to the virus. This should all be common sense. Even the president would probably agree. He would even offer up tweets to confirm this logic.
So why are these simple things so hard for the Democrats to successfully grasp? It’s a thorny subject, for sure. No one is saying that there are any easy solutions that can be implemented quickly. It’s a good thing that this conversation is taking place now, though. We don’t need to get too far ahead of ourselves when it comes to this stuff but it still needs to be discussed early on.
Black and Latino people have become infected with the virus at three times the rate of whites, and have died nearly twice as frequently. Many of them have jobs that keep them from working at home, rely on public transportation or live in cramped homes that increase their risk of exposure. They are more likely to suffer from underlying health problems, including diabetes and obesity, that raise the risk of hospitalization and death. Not only do the groups have less access to health services, they have a documented history of receiving unequal care…
[T]here will be a gap between the first doses coming off the manufacturing lines and a stockpile large enough to vaccinate the U.S. population. “I would say months,” Dr. José R. Romero, the chairman of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, predicted…
“I think we need to deal with this issue at this time with the information that we have. And it is: They are groups that need to be moved to the forefront, in my opinion.”…
“It’s racial inequality — inequality in housing, inequality in employment, inequality in access to health care — that produced the underlying diseases,” Dr. Matthew said in an interview. “That’s wrong. And it’s that inequality that requires us to prioritize by race and ethnicity.”
Otherwise, we are going to be left to have these tough conversations once the vaccine has already been released and by then, it is going to be too late. The Democrats have their own ideas as to how the vaccine should be distributed. It won’t surprise you to learn that they are pretty far out and meant as a form of virtue signaling.
When the first vaccines roll off the assembly line, there is going to be a gap period. In other words, it will take at least a few months before they can be provided to the American people. Everyone is going to have their reason why they should be first in line and that’s fairly inevitable. We understand the idea of prioritizing minority citizens who have special needs but telling everyone who is white that they have to wait does not seem like a smart idea.
Can you imagine the protests that would take place if this sort of decision was made? Clearly, the Democrats are saying whatever they have to at the moment but they are still playing with fire regardless. People are sure to remember these statements when it comes time to head to the polls. All of the citizens who were left to die by their Democratic leaders would not be looking to keep them in power.
The general idea makes some level of sense. After all, African-Americans and Latinos are affected by the virus at a greater rate than their white counterparts. There has to be a better way to go about this process, though. The threat of litigation should be enough to scare off the Democrats but they are still going to persist at the moment.
The woke politicians and epidemiologists who were willing to look the other way on large gatherings as long as they are protests are definitely going to test everyone’s patience on this. We can already see visions in our head. It’ll be wintertime and the second COVID wave will be ravaging the population. A vaccine is finally released but everyone is not allowed to receive it. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist (or an epidemiologist) to predict widespread anger in this hypothetical instance.
Fortunately, we believe that cooler heads will prevail and a preliminary plan will be decided upon that works for everyone. A Penn public health expert has the perfect solution: a point system. Under this system, all lower income Americans (including whites) would be given the chance to head to the front of the line. That seems a lot more likely to work than the Democrats’ idea but no one tell them that! They’re too busy scrounging for woke points.