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Potentially Life-Saving Treatment for COVID-19 Denied on Basis of Race

Discrimination is at work in Texas’ Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as overseen by Gov. Greg Abbott. The potentially life-saving monoclonal antibody treatment for those affected with COVID-19 has demonstrated effectiveness if received early enough, yet it is being denied to some patients on the basis of race.

News broke over the weekend that the criteria for receiving the monoclonal antibody treatment excludes those of white or Asian descent who are younger than 65 and reasonably healthy, as determined by their body mass index and health history.

Harrison Smith tweeted a video of his interaction with the HHS worker determining whether he met the eligibility criteria.

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