On Aug. 3, 2021, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced “The Key to NYC” mandate which, beginning Aug. 17, requires patrons of indoor dining, indoor fitness, and indoor entertainment and performances to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. This week one of the Black Lives Matters leaders, Hawk Newsome, organized protests against a New York City restaurant after 2 African American patrons were ejected for failing to show vaccine passports. As of mid-August, only 28% of New York City African Americans were vaccinated. With vaccine restrictions in effect, this disproportionately affects minorities and excludes them from numerous activities. If the proposed FAA ban goes into effect, the majority will also be banned from air travel.
I work in Texas at a mostly minority Emergency Room. Latino and African American patients are also largely unvaccinated in my experience. As vaccine requirements spread across the country, it will create 2 classes of citizens – vaccinated and unvaccinated with unvaccinated citizens banned from many activities and businesses. For African Americans this may bring back memories of Jim Crow laws and segregation from Democrat led governments in the South.
Despite the rhetoric of Critical Race Theory and support for Black Lives Matter, the Democrat Party appears to be showing its original true colors (remember Democrats were the party of the Confederacy/slavery and ran the Republicans out of the South in the late 1800s so they could have a century of segregation).
African Americans may want to rethink who they are supposed to blindly and obediently vote for every few years.
Interestingly, the American Medical Association has been silent on the government sanctions against unvaccinated Americans and the hate in the media towards the unvaccinated. When I queried them they stated they did not see any issues to object to.
By: Dr. Smith
Penned under pseudonym due to US Medical organizations trending towards censoring physicians
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