New York State will prioritize African Americans and Hispanics in the distribution of COVID-19 drugs that are still in short supply.
The corresponding document was published by the New York Department of Health regarding the distribution of drugs based on monoclonal antibodies, as well as antiviral pills.
One of the points states that in order to obtain a drug from a person must be “ illness or other factors that increase the risk of serious illness. ''
One of these “ risk factors '' is ethnicity.
“Non-white or Hispanic ethnicity should be considered a risk factor as systemic health problems and social inequalities have contributed to an increased risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19,” said in the application.