As Twitchy reported earlier, PBS’s Yamiche Alcindor, while not wearing a mask, asked Jen Psaki about a statement by the National Nurses Union condemning the CDC’s new relaxed mask guidance, saying it was “unjust” and would “disproportionately harm Black, Indigenous, and people of color.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has led the nation on mask guidance (initially telling Americans not to wear them), told graduates of Emory University Sunday that the COVID-19 pandemic had “shown a bright light on our own society’s failings” after the virus disproportionally killed people of color. Figures show that for every 100,000 people, 114 white people have died; that’s compared to 127 African Americans, 118 Hispanics, and 139 Native Americans. What about Asians? No one ever includes Asians.
Dr Fauci says COVID has exposed the 'undeniable effects of racism' https://t.co/u9bp4pTYTP
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) May 17, 2021
and the CDC’s politicization
— Buddy (@acoustic_guitr) May 17, 2021
The Daily Mail reports:
Speaking by webcast from Washington, Fauci told the graduates in Atlanta that many members of minority groups work in essential jobs where they might be exposed to the coronavirus.
He also said they are more likely to become infected if exposed because of medical conditions such as hypertension, chronic lung disease, diabetes or obesity.
“Now, very few of these comorbidities have racial determinants,” Fauci said.
“Almost all relate to the social determinants of health dating back to disadvantageous conditions that some people of color find themselves in from birth regarding the availability of an adequate diet, access to health care and the undeniable effects of racism in our society.”
Are we back to talking about “food deserts” and such?
First signal that he knows he is losing credibility across the board. Desperate attempt to stay relevant.
— KolbysBryant (@KolbysBryant) May 17, 2021
— SCUBA MIKE🤿 (@scuba2024) May 17, 2021
COVID has proved that he is not really an expert. He led us down a terrible path and acted like he knew what he was doing. It’s unethical and disgusting.
— Classy Traveler (@classytraveler1) May 17, 2021
He is grasping for relevance.
— IrishTea1 (@IrishTea1) May 17, 2021
What a disgusting little troll.
Now that his perfidy has been exposed, he has nothing left but Marxist narrative.
— J.C. Pennington (@Shark_Four) May 17, 2021
What a sad pathetic clown
— Hodgetwins (@hodgetwins) May 17, 2021
This is the death rattle for his 15 months of fame.
— InMyHumbleOpinion (@IMHO1969) May 17, 2021
Of course it does. Everything does.
— Mid South Max (@MidSouthMax1) May 17, 2021
I thought he was a medical professional not a political activist
— Rick Peeso (@RPeeso) May 17, 2021
He knows his reign is almost over…he's playing the race card.
— Tim Terada (@timterada) May 17, 2021
— Gavin Flanagan (@GavintheFlan) May 17, 2021
Amazing, the eyes blink and everything. How many strings they have working that thing?
— Gizmo359 (@gizmo359) May 17, 2021
Good God he’s just grasping at topics to keep him relevant
— Jim Dandy (@JimDandyMD) May 17, 2021
Pandering to the woke crowd again. So desperate.
— President-elect Sue @p368527 (@p368527) May 17, 2021
He’s just saying that to get publicity now that his 15 minutes are almost up.
— Kathleen Schilling (@kgschilling) May 17, 2021
Playing to the crowd.
— IllPhillyPhan2 (@JeffWeb42686669) May 17, 2021
He is in panic mode.
— Bob C. Buckley Jr. (@tuscanybuilders) May 17, 2021
If this is true, what did he do about it? He was on TV every single day. What was his plan?
Unmasked person of color Yamiche Alcindor asks Jen Psaki about nurses’ union claim that CDC’s mask guidance puts ‘people of color at risk’ https://t.co/J6PLBEZOEt
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 17, 2021