(PatrioticPost.com)- Elizabeth Warren is taking the fight against racism to…hospitals. Or something. The far-left failed presidential candidate introduced new legislation that would classify racism as a “public health crisis,” for some reason, and set about tackling “structural racism.”
Fox News reports that Warren joined with Rep. Barbara Lee of California and Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, in an attempt to get the legislation through Congress. If successful, the “Anti-Racism in Public Health Act” would address outcomes in the health system and not access.
“It is time we start treating structural racism like we would treat any other public health problem or disease: investing in research into its symptoms and causes and finding ways to mitigate its effects,” the extremism senator said in a statement.
“My bill with Representatives Lee and Pressley is a first step to create anti-racist federal health policy that studies and addresses disparities in health outcomes at their roots,” she continued.
It echoes the wider push by Democrats and far-left activists across America to implement equity, not equality. The legislation appears to suggest that any inequality of outcome, in terms of race, is a result of racism and not the slew of other variables that can impact healthcare in the United States.
Ayanna Pressley, one of the most left-wing Democratic lawmakers in the country, said that the federal government isn’t successfully addressing “structural racism.”
“For far too long, our federal government has failed to recognize and address the structural racism that has devastated Black and brown communities and denied access to quality health care,” she said. “With the COVID-19 pandemic unveiling and exacerbating racial disparities in health outcomes, it is time we recognize and treat structural racism and police brutality as the public health crises that they are.”
Pressley said this without providing any evidence that inequality of outcome in the health system is a result of racism, or of nurses and doctors treating non-white people differently. But evidence doesn’t seem to be as important as the narrative.
The legislation suggests establishing a “National Center for Anti-Racism” within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the body that researches diseases and prepares the United States to deal with outbreaks of deadly viruses and other diseases. It would politicize the CDC and put perceived racism on par with viral outbreaks.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the most high-profile members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, noted earlier this year that more black Americans were dying of the Chinese coronavirus but explained it was a matter of comorbidities – the presence of multiple conditions that make death more likely – and not racism that was causing the problem.
The legislation is unlikely to make it through Congress, at least for now.