President Joe Biden made a questionable remark that sparked anger among many, according to the Western Journal.
“Not everybody in the Hispanic and the African-American community, particularly in rural areas that are distant and/or inner-city districts, knows how to get online to determine how to get in line for that COVID vaccination,” Biden said.
— Steven Cheung (@CaliforniaPanda) February 17, 2021
“Joe Biden says black people and Hispanics don’t know how to use the Internet and can’t figure out where to get the vaccine,” Mark Dice tweeted.
Joe Biden says black people and Hispanics don’t know how to use the Internet and can’t figure out where to get the vaccine. 🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/nRXPPP9CZm
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) February 17, 2021
The CDC has issued guidelines advising states to prioritize race in their vaccine rollout plans.
“As a result, half of the nation’s states have outlined plans that now prioritize black, Hispanic and indigenous residents over white people in some way, as the vaccine rollout begins,” the Daily Mail reported back in December.
“Not only is this obviously racist, it happens to engender policy that kills more black people in absolute terms,” Ben Shapiro said in a syndicated column in December. “Age is a far better predictor of COVID-19 vulnerability than race: As Dr. Gbenga Ogedegbe of the New York University Grossman School of Medicine found, infected patients die at the same rate regardless of race.”
“This means that if you give tranches of the vaccine to patients based on racial concerns rather than age concerns, the most vulnerable black and Latino populations — elderly black people and Latinos — are more likely to die so that younger black and Latinos can receive a vaccine for a disease to which they are probably 10 times less vulnerable.”
More from The Western Journal:
The Pew survey found that 82 percent of white adults, 80 percent of black adults and 79 percent of Hispanic adults said they owned a smartphone.
Furthermore, there are certainly elderly white adults who do not have internet access. If Biden had said, “There are some elderly members of our community who don’t know how to register for vaccines,” that would have been more accurate and less racist.
Instead, he overtly singled out Hispanics and African-Americans. This is yet another example of the left prioritizing identity politics over human lives.