On Thursday, Elizabeth Warren renewed her plea to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to collect and release racial data related to the coronavirus outbreak.
Senator Warren (D-MA) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), initially sent a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar on Friday, March 27 urging his department to collect demographic data on people who are tested or treated for the virus that causes COVID-19 because no such data yet exists. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL) Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) also signed the letter.
According to the Boston Globe, the letter to Azar stated, “Any attempt to contain COVID-19 in the United States will have to address its potential spread in low-income communities of color, first and foremost to protect the lives of people in those communities, but also to slow the spread of the virus in the country as a whole.”
The lawmakers then warned, “This lack of information will exacerbate existing health disparities and result in the loss of lives in vulnerable communities.”
Senator Warren tweeted two articles with commentary on Thursday to help renew her push for racial data to be collected on those being tested for coronavirus.
“Our health care system is rife with racial disparities. Racial data on coronavirus will be critical to ensuring an equitable and just response to this crisis across the board. But we don’t have that data—yet,” Sen. Warren tweeted. “That’s why last week Ayanna Pressley and I sent a letter to HHS urging them to collect and release racial data on coronavirus. I’m grateful that our colleagues Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and Robin Kelly have signed on—and I urge others to do the same.” See Below
Dinesh D’Souza responded to Warren after seeing her tweet, where took a racial argument widely being used by the left and applied it to what the Massachusetts Senator was pushing for.
“When Trump called it the Chinese virus, we heard a deafening roar from the Left, ‘Stop making this about race,” Dinesh replied. “The virus does not discriminate.’ But now you instruct us that the epidemic IS about race. Can’t you people make up your mind?” See Below
Dinesh D’Souza Responds To Senator Warren
When Trump called it the Chinese virus, we heard a deafening roar from the Left, “Stop making this about race. The virus does not discriminate.” But now you instruct us that the epidemic IS about race. Can’t you people make up your mind https://t.co/ZZhs6540vM
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) April 4, 2020
In ending, here is video of D’Souza’s commentary while weighing in on the coronavirus during one of Laura Ingraham’s recent programs:
We have constitutional rights.
Our basic liberties should be protected no matter the circumstance.
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) April 4, 2020