Declaring “racism” to be a public health crisis, with “racism” as a “disease” to be cured by “woke medicine” seemed at best to be rhetorical flourish. It has already been noted earlier that the pseudo-logic of this would require racial discrimination in healthcare including denying the vaccine to people of the “incorrect” race in order to priorities those of “correct” races; this is now actually happening under the Republican Governor of Vermont:
If you or anyone in your household identifies as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color (BIPOC), including anyone with Abenaki or other First Nations heritage, all household members who are 16 years or older can sign up to get a vaccine! Get yours at ⤵️ https://t.co/hVgb9rzQPn
— Governor Phil Scott (@GovPhilScott) April 1, 2021
Prioritizing people based on race per se, and not even a medical need that may correlate with one race or another, is repugnant to equality under the law. But this is the logical outcome of “social justice” as applied to medicine: Everyone has a “right” to medicine, but some will have more of a “right” than others.
Not the right race? To the back of the bus ambulance with you!