New York’s racialized coronavirus priorities are illegal and warrant DOJ investigation, critics say – Fox News – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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New York is blatantly violating the Constitution and should be investigated by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for prioritizing non-White individuals for certain coronavirus treatments, critics told Fox News.

Gov. Kathy Hochul’s Dec. 27 memo tells health care providers that eligibility for anti-viral treatments should weigh race as a risk factor for severe illness. 

“Non-white race or Hispanic/Latino ethnicity should be considered a risk factor, as longstanding systemic health and social inequities have contributed to an increased risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19,” it reads.

Gov. Kathy Hochul addresses the media during the 2021 New York City Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11, 2021.

Gov. Kathy Hochul addresses the media during the 2021 New York City Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11, 2021. (John Lamparski/Getty Images)

Author and former U.S. Assistant Attorney Andy McCarthy argued that this provision violates the Constitution and could be criminal.

NEW YORK SAYS IT WILL PRIORITIZE NON-WHITE PEOPLE IN DISTRIBUTING LOW SUPPLY OF COVID-19 TREATMENTS

“I believe New York’s noxious provision viola


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