Posted on January 17, 2022

Trump Claims White People Are Discriminated Against for COVID-19 Treatment

Alia Shoaib, Insider, January 16, 2022

During a rally on Saturday in Florence, Arizona, former President Donald Trump claimed that white people are being discriminated against in the allotment of COVID-19 treatments.

“The left is now rationing life-saving therapeutics based on race, discriminating against and denigrating, just denigrating white people to determine who lives and who dies,” Trump said.

“You get it based on race. In fact, in New York state, if you’re white, you have to go to the back of the line to get medical help. If you’re white, you go right to the back of the line.”


The former president referenced a recent Wall Street Journal opinion article {snip}

The article says that COVID-19 treatments such as monoclonal antibodies and oral antivirals are in short supply and that New York state has published guidelines outlining how to allocate them to those most in need.

The guidelines state that “non-white race or Hispanic/Latino ethnicity should be considered a risk factor” because of “longstanding systemic health and social inequities” {snip}

The health departments of Utah and Minnesota have published similar guidelines.