CDC Director Robert Redfield

Head of the United States CDC, Robert Redfield, plans to recommend that essential workers get the Covid-19 vaccine before people over the age of 65 do.

The reason for not prioritizing the elderly, who are most vulnerable to the coronavirus, is because the elderly are not “racially diverse” enough. Essential workers have more “racial diversity.”

The CDC issued a series of slides, where they outline the recommended distribution of the vaccine. According to the slides, who gets the vaccine first is based on three metrics: science, implementation, and ethics.

By “science,” they mean the deaths and infections that would be prevented by inoculating that group first, which is certainly true for those over 65.

Those over 65 are most likely to contract Covid-19. This puts others, including essential workers, at risk. Vaccinating the elderly first would save the most lives. However, the CDC has said that the “differences among the 3 strategies is minimal.”

The third, ethics, which is split into three subcategories, is the determining factor in prioritizing the younger, essential workers over America’s elderly population.

Those three subcategories are: maximize benefits and minimize harms, promote justice, and mitigate health inequities.

Apparently, essential workers meet all three of those criteria, but adults with high-risk medical conditions and those who are over 65 don’t.

The CDC will make the final determination on Sunday. However, so far, healthcare workers and essential workers will receive the vaccine before the elderly, the most vulnerable population.

According to the CDC, there have been 16,756,581 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the United States and 306,427 deaths. Over 221,000 of those deaths were in the over 65 demographic. In other words, 72% of the coronavirus deaths in the United States are in the demographic that the CDC does not want to vaccinate first.

48 thoughts on “CDC: Elderly Should Not Be Vaccinated First Because It Does Not Promote Social Justice”
  1. Fuck diversity, my life doesn’t matter because someone’s feelings my get hurt! I’m sick and tired of politics endangering our lives. Fuck political correctness!

  2. I am 78 and I agree that essential workers should be vaccinated first. What part of the word “essential” don’t people understand!

  3. To be honest, I want to see all those elderly BOZOS in Washington line up for it first, before ANYONE else gets it. If they survive, then it is safe for the rest of us. If they die, well, no great loss!!! As for the “diversity” ethics nonsense, that is just what the bull left in his pasture. Priority to the most vulnerable – how about elderly BLACK diabetics, Hispanics with heart disease, etc???? I will probably be getting “priority” because even though I am merely an “elderly white female” I am also a front line home health worker, so vaccinating Me protects my care clients.

  4. This is a disgusting criteria for vaccination. Are they also only vaccinating racially diverse essential workers and not ‘white’ workers? Since when has America come to this?

  5. I’d say it’s more likely because we would STILL see a catastrophic death toll in the elderly population. WHY?! Big Pharma is ignoring the fact statin drugs have shown NO EFFECT on decreasing heart disease but rakes in $BILLIONS by keeping seniors on the drugs! Also, your doctor may have forgotten that LDL cholesterol is a very important part of our immune system. Large LDL particles carry the part of the immune system to damaged cells before the virus can spread to more healthy cells! Considering the damage we see to lung tissue with Covid-19, it could not have helped that the ALL OF the elderly population are recommended to be on statin drugs. The lower LDL cholesterol = poor immune system! Vaccines rely on our immune system to learn to recognize the virus so it can fight it off but if the part of the immune system that attacks damaged cell isn’t up to the job there’s nothing stopping the virus from spreading.

  6. The CDC is a waste of resources. As a physician this comment like many others just cements my sustain for that organization.

  7. No problem with first responders and health care workers getting first shots. But bullshit on this racial diversity. Kiss my as on that priority

  8. That decision is based on faulty thinking. Social diversity is not an acceptable or valid basis for this decision. Economic health of our country maybe. Those in most vulnerable certainly is.

    With the logic being presented. CDC personnel should be last to be vaccinated. They are obviously dumber than dirt so their lost would have the least impact on society.

  9. Just one more thing. The CDC is evil. Doctors don’t make decisions based upon political diversity they treat patients. Hopefully the CDC will get a better director soon.

  10. I am over 65 and it doesn’t bother me that health care workers get the vaccine before me. Especially if Redfield is the very last to get the vaccine. I have served over two years in Viet Nam and haven’t received anything from the VA so, a vaccine doesn’t mean much to me. I can wait till all the politicians, Illegal immigrants, and felons get theirs. But, I am sure the 65 and over group are just as diverse as other groups. Black, brown, red, or yellow; I am sure we have lots of each that are over 65 and have underlying health problems. But lets make Redfield feel good about himself, god forbid he would feel mentally distraught for being called out as stupid ,selfish or wrong.

  11. That comment by the CDC about the elderly is their most stupid to date. U.S. first, essential workers, elderly then everyone else. All regardless of diversity.

  12. Yes as High Priestess OPRAH said, the old whites must die out before things will change for the people of color. Let’s get on with it leftists! SMH

  13. perhaps all are taxes should be refunded, because apparently the group of seniors don’t count! we should not have to pay for something we weren’t entitled to because of our color. Raciest CDC

  14. It would appear that the leaders of the CDC are practicing communism and are morally bankrupt.

  15. Is this man on drugs if anyone should prosecuted are the people in CHINA who created this virus I my self thought it was a bunch of BS. at first little did we know how serious it was going to get

  16. Somebody explain to me how Omar ever got reelected, with everybody in minnesota knowing how Corrupt she is,?
    She married her brother, and her Ballot Harvesting in nursing homes, should at least get her put out of Congress.
    Why isn’t this woman in jail?

  17. Ridiculous… we should vaccinate the most vulnerable population first period. Not the youngest and healthiest that will recover with no issues if they do contract it. But the elderly and ones with underlying health conditions and weakened immune systems that will not survive.

  18. Wow. I am speechless for the most part. So, the CDC is throwing America’s “Greatest Generation” (those who came of age during the Great Depression and later fought in World War II) under the bus for racial ‘diversity’? Really? So the generation who fought to protect our freedoms are sacrificing again for the generation that least appreciates those freedoms and hates this country. What happened to equality? REAL equality – not this lopsided view of liberal think.

  19. This is a complex issue with no simple answers. If one zeroes in on one group…for example, the elderly… then, prevention of COVID-19 infection in that demographic group should entail prevention of disease in the groups representing the most common source of the virus…ie, those infecting the elderly. Of course, isolation, masks and ultimate vaccination are all participants in the effort to save each group. Ethics are an important factor, along with other considerations. However, one should not lose track of the ultimate goal of preventing disease. For example, it might well be that one demographic group might be found to be unfairly victimized in multiple ways, some of which might not contribute to the incidence of infection. So, in attempting to mitigate transmission of infection, one should prioritize those factors which contribute to the problem while not ignoring the noncontributing inequities uncovered.

  20. Essential workers aren’t just people who work in the Hospital they are 16 year old fast-food workers who don’t get affected by it as much as the elderly so yes it’s racist. If you are White you don’t matter because Only BLM does. Until we white folk start crying like babies and looting businesses and killing innocent people because some dumbass got in trouble and got his stupid ass shot or put in jail where he belongs this will continue, but I just can’t see myself or anyone I know that idiotic.

  21. Read the book of Revelation because it’s all in their. This is not what the American people thought, but if you read chapter 17 and the mystery Babylon that’s the United States of America and a warhead against us. Electro magnetic pulse is what is going to happen. Just pray that God will bless you, because it’s going to kill 90m plus people and that starts world war 3. They’ve been talking about race for years, maybe it’s time you read the book of Revelation. Get right with God, because he is the only one who can help us now.

  22. They say ELDERLY do not promote social justice, it will be MURDER if the elderly are not given the vaccine. Shame on politics and CDC.

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