An emergency medicine doctor in New York sparked fury on social media when he called the Covid-19 mRNA vaccines “reparations for Black people.”
Dr. Steven McDonald is a board-certified emergency medicine attending physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
His credentials make him uniquely qualified to comment on Covid-19 vaccines. But he angered social media users when he said Black people should consider the vaccines as “reparations” for 200 years of slavery.
“You can think of the vaccines almost as medical reparations,” he told VICE. “It’s the 40 acres and a mule, um, but of 2021. So we really should be giving this vaccine preferentially to people of color…”
Doctors and globalists have repeatedly claimed that Blacks and Hispanics are “disproportionately affected” by the coronavirus.
The reaction was swift.
Social media activist Tariq Nasheed tweeted: “So, now vaccines are reparations?”
A Twitter user wrote: “By that logic, the Tuskegee Experiment is “reparations.””
“These people are insane,” wrote an Instagram user. “Cut us our checks & we’ll do what we need to do for ourselves.”
Another commenter wrote: “I just reached out to [Dr. McDonald] to understand his rationale behind that statement. Let’s see if he replies. Crazy times we live in.”
Meanwhile, the White House on Wednesday announced yet another “study” on reparations for people of color.