CDC labels racism a ‘serious threat’ to public health, vows to address ‘centuries of discrimination’

Ugh. No agency or government office is safe from weaponization.

“Through COVID funding, the CDC plans to expand investments in racial and ethnic minority communities…..” This is systemic racism.

CDC labels racism a ‘serious threat’ to public health, vows to address ‘centuries of discrimination’

By:, Springfield, Mass. | Apr 10, 2021 |

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday said that racism in the United States is “serious threat” that structurally impacts racial and ethnic groups, including where they live, work and gather in a community.

“Confronting the impact of racism will not be easy,” Director of the CDC and Peabody native Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a statement. “I know that we can meet this challenge. I know that we can create an America where all people have the opportunity to live a healthy life. I know that we can do this if we work together. ”

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC labeled racism an epidemic.

The pandemic thus far has disproportionately affected communities of color. Those communities have experienced higher numbers of infections and deaths linked to the virus.

“The disparities seen over the past year were not a result of COVID-19,” Walensky said. “Instead, the pandemic illuminated inequities that have existed for generations and revealed for all of America a known, but often unaddressed, epidemic impacting public health: racism.”

CDC expanded the definition of racism beyond discrimination but said it also included the structural affects it has on communities. The CDC said over generations systemic inequities have resulted in “stark racial and ethnic health disparities.”

“Confronting the impact of racism will not be easy,” Walensky said. “We must recognize that we are working to overcome centuries of discrimination. We will only be successful in undoing the entrenched systemic and structural barriers if we work in collaboration with our public health partners, and deeply within our communities, across the country.”

In addressing racism, the CDC shared an interactive map created by the American Public Health Association that depicts communities in the United States that have declared racism a public health crisis or emergency. Currently, there are 170 declarations nationwide, including 19 in Massachusetts.

Only California with 27 and Ohio with 25 have more declarations within a state.

The CDC plans to address the crisis in a number of ways.

The agency plans to continue studying the impact of social determinants on public health and share the evidence on how racism affects pubic health.

Through COVID funding, the CDC plans to expand investments in racial and ethnic minority communities that are disproportionately affected by COVID or other health conditions.

The agency also is expanding its efforts to foster greater diversity within the CDC.

Finally, the federal agency is launching a web portal called “Racism and Health,” to serve as a catalyst for public and scientific discourse around racism and health……….

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4 replies
  1. Bob
    Bob says:

    CDC is not a government agency. It is a private organization that profits from vaccine manufacturers and big pharma. It’s like the ‘Federal’ Reserve.

  2. JungianINTP
    JungianINTP says:

    Forwarded Message :

    Dear Beck & Boys,

    Defuse every Charge of Racism by Explaining:

    E V E R Y O N E is racist,
    except lying hypocrites!

    Glenn Beck, for an example, is a Jesse-Jackson-type

    RACIST ( at the very least! ) for simply being more careful

    on the street around black males walking behind him (( the

    “Knockout Game” is not an urban myth; and there is

    no such condition as “an unarmed black man!!!,” unless

    those really are just stumps on his shoulders—ask the cop

    who had to shoot Thug-Ferguson to protect his own life )).

    Most white Americans are what this scribbler calls “a

    Mugshot Racist,” as seeing nightly news showing MOSTLY

    men of color (( over decades for Boomers!!! )) being caught/

    charged/jailed for CRIME (( rapes, robberies, assaults, murders

    and smash-and-grab behavior )), can’t help but to CONDITION

    one to take FAR MORE CARE around black and brown men

    ON THE STREET (( everywhere ? )) :

    Again, EVERYONE is racist
    —except those lying hypocrites.

    Wake up Beck & Boys – and the rest of you on the Right – or

    remain forever strapped to Libertine Leftists’ CLEVER/evil

    name-calling G A M E !



    And EVERYONE IS bigoted—except those lying hypocrites,
    as everyone holds FAITHFULLY to their own beliefs/positions
    (( definition of being BIGOTED )).



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