Team Cooper: Coronavirus is, um, *RACIST*



Just when you thought they couldn’t sink any lower, they DO:


[…] In North Carolina and around the country, African Americans are getting COVID-19 and dying from the disease much more often than white people.




While health experts talk about a variety of reasons, Dr. Mandy Cohen, the state’s secretary of health and human services, can explain it in two words: “Structural racism.”[…]


That’s not just any run-of-the-mill  Rob Schofield-worshipping leftist kook,  THAT is the NCDHHS secretary.  A Roy Cooper appointee.   His TOP adviser on health issues.   And THIS is what she has decided to run with.





[…]“Health disparities in our country are historic and persistent, and when we have a crisis like this, I think it shines a light on health disparities that, frankly, I’ve been working on for 3 1/2 years,” Cohen told The News & Observer. Those disparities have been perpetuated, Cohen added, by “unfortunate decisions” about policies like failing to expand Medicaid in the state.[…]

Cohen (and the authors) neglect to mention that North Carolina already has some of the most generous Medicaid benefits in the country.  Health care providers in our neighboring states have been known to export certain patients across our state lines because of that fact.
They also neglect to mention how hospital ERs treat EVERYONE who comes in the door —  regardless of their insurance status.  It’s too inconvenient.
Seriously.  HOW does this help the fight to save lives, find a cure and end the pandemic?  The state and the country are falling apart economically,  people are dying AND fighting for their lives,  and THESE PEOPLE are STILL focused on scoring points against Republicans.


[…] Like many other states that are reporting the racial demographics of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths, North Carolina is seeing a disparately high impact on the state’s black residents. As of Friday afternoon, 1,086 black people had tested positive for COVID-19.


That’s 39% of the 2,781 cases where the race of the patient was known. North Carolina’s population is 22% black.


That gap is wide enough that in the unlikely event that every single one of the 1,087 patients whose race was not recorded were white, black patients would still make up a disparately high portion of the state’s cases.


The same pattern extended to deaths, with black people accounting for 27 of the state’s 69 COVID-19 deaths (where race was known) or 39%.[…]


[…] SO,  what would make these people happy?  Purposely infecting enough white and Hispanic and Asian people so that the demographics of the infected perfectly match up (percentage-wise) with the state population?






[…] The high number of deaths and illness among black North Carolinians was not unexpected. For one thing, they’re a result of long-term deficits in education, health care and opportunities that often force black residents to take on the manual jobs that are still deemed “essential” at a time that much of the population is able to stay home.


And that amounts to racism, said the Rev. William Barber II, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign and a past president of the North Carolina NAACP.

“It’s not the germ, it’s not the virus and it’s not merely race. Because to say it’s just race is to say that people’s biology has a certain predisposition to the disease,” Barber said.

Instead, he said, it’s “the existing disparities prior to the pandemic that are further exposed and exploited by the germ once the pandemic hits.”[…]


*You know.  When I want credible health advice or information,  the first source I turn to is that fat slob Bill Barber. *



The Round Rev appears to let the cat out of the bag about the radical left’s motives here:  Use the pandemic crisis to cram as much socialism as possible down the throats of a beleaguered population.  (*Still not letting a good crisis go to waste.*)