Il New York Times si chiede:
Gli esperti selezionati dal NYT si affannano a confondere l'essere un Dr Mengele di segno opposto con l'essere l'opposto del Dr Mengele:
Harald Schmidt, an expert in ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania, said that it is reasonable to put essential workers ahead of older adults, given their risks, and that they are disproportionately minorities. “Older populations are whiter, ” Dr. Schmidt said. “Society is structured in a way that enables them to live longer. Instead of giving additional health benefits to those who already had more of them, we can start to level the playing field a bit.”
Non so se e' chiaro il livello di discorso che si e' gia' raggiunto. Si sta dicendo che e' accettabile se muoiono un po' di bianchi in piu' con una scelta piuttosto che un'altra, perche' aiuta a pareggiare i conti. 'Esperto di etica'.
Marc Lipsitch, an infectious-disease epidemiologist at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, argued that teachers should not be included as essential workers, if a central goal of the committee is to reduce health inequities.“Teachers have middle-class salaries, are very often white, and they have college degrees,” he said. “Of course they should be treated better, but they are not among the most mistreated of workers.”
Non conosco un altro posto al mondo in cui si parla di razza in questioni che coinvolgono la vita/morte delle persone con la stessa disinvoltura con cui lo si fa negli USA del 2020. O meglio, lo conosco, ma non esiste piu' per fortuna.
Elise Gould non e' d'accordo, perche'...
Elise Gould, a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute, disagreed. Teachers not only ensure that children don’t fall further behind in their education, she said, but are also critical to the work force at large. “When you talk about disproportionate impact and you’re concerned about people getting back into the labor force, many are mothers, and they will have a harder time if their children don’t have a reliable place to go,” she said. “And if you think generally about people who have jobs where they can’t telework, they are disproportionately Black and brown. They’ll have more of a challenge when child care is an issue.”
Ah giusto, non si puo' avere un'opinione senza che questa sia basata sulla razza.
Ho veramente una brutta sensazione riguardo al futuro.