As America works to combat the spread of COVID-19, there are reports of certain communities having a harder time at this than others. Many healthcare experts and others have claimed that communities with more people of color are being hit harder by coronavirus.
It didn’t take long for many people on the left to promptly conclude that “institutional racism” is why some minorities are facing COVID-19 at higher rates. As a matter of fact, this is a narrative embraced by Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Yesterday, Fauci provided testimony to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Breitbart News reports the doctor’s assertions that black communities are experiencing harder blows of COVID-19 because of so-called “institutional racism.”
Fauci on COVID-19 and Minority Communities
When asked by a Democrat representative about whether racism is the reason why black Americans are facing coronavirus at disproportionate rates, Fauci immediately said “yes.” The coronavirus task force doctor moreover claimed that the black community has suffered from racism and is less likely to have jobs that allow for working from home.
"The answer is yes": Fauci says he considers institutional racism to be a contributing factor to the disproportionate coronavirus death toll for black Americans https://t.co/ucYEPg3Uc3 pic.twitter.com/8FkeIGr0w8
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 23, 2020
Fauci additionally pointed out the presence of health issues in the black community. Issues like diabetes, obesity, kidney disease, etc., increase one’s vulnerability to COVID-19.
According to the coronavirus task force doctor, health issues linked to the African-American community coupled with commonly-held occupations and supposed “institutional racism” are the reasons behind higher COVID-19 rates within minority communities.
Sadly, racism has become the go-to answer and talking point for Democrats and others with an agenda to push.
What do you think about the statements made by Dr. Anthony Fauci? Do you believe that “institutional racism” is responsible for COVID-19 rates in black communities? Let us know down below in the comments section.