CDC Director Rochelle Walensky issued a statement on Thursday declaring racism a serious public health threat. Lest you be worried about this newly identified threat, Walensky realizes that the CDC has a “critical role to play” in finding a solution. And she has outlined a series of actionable steps the CDC can take to “address racism as a fundamental driver of racial and ethnic health inequities in the United States.”
We will continue to study the impact of social determinants on health outcomes, expand the body of evidence on how racism affects health, and propose and implement solutions to address this.
With COVID-19 funding, we are making new and expanded investments in racial and ethnic minority communities and other disproportionately affected communities around the country, establishing a durable infrastructure that will provide the foundation and resources to address disparities related to COVID-19 and other health conditions.
We are expanding our internal agency efforts to foster greater diversity and create an inclusive and affirming environment for all.
We are launching our new web portal “Racism and Health” as part of our ongoing commitment to serve as a catalyst for public and scientific discourse around racism and health, and to be accountable for our progress.
Have all of the boundaries between government agencies become blurred or worse yet, been erased?
Walensky’s directorship is steering the agency away from its primary duty which is to prevent and control disease. Last week, Walensky became quite emotional during a press conference because the number of COVID cases in the country had ticked up. This week she’s addressing systemic racism in America.
Interestingly, the CDC was established in 1946 to “prevent malaria from spreading across the nation.” It is a scientific organization whose defined mission is “to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.”
As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.
The agency should be spending their time trying to find the origin of the coronavirus to make sure this never happens again.
Yes, part of their duties are political. They should be exerting political pressure on the World Health Organization and the CCP, who are in cahoots, to open up about the origins of this virus. That would go a long way toward preventing a second devastating pandemic – which is their responsibility.
If Walensky is concerned about political trends that have infected America, she should look no further than the pandemic of Wokeness that is killing us. It has become the religion of the left.
American society is irredeemably racist and must be destroyed.
LifeSite’s William Kilpatrick describes the religion of Wokeness:
They were blind but now they see. They were asleep but now they’re woke. And they think you ought to be woke too — even if it takes the violent occupation of city streets and squares to wake you up to the truth of their religion.
As I said, it’s a fundamentalist religion. The religion of the woke people is narrow, puritanical, and righteous. Those who don’t conform to its catechism — the heretics — are quickly expelled or “cancelled.” As with other fundamentalist faiths, the new religion appeals not to reason, but to emotions. The proof of one’s faith is shown by the repetition of mindless slogans and by passionate demonstrations of commitment.
Strangely — or perhaps not so strangely — the woke people do not worship a Supreme Being. They look not to God, but to the State for the answers to life’s problems. The promised land is not in heaven, but here on earth. And it can be achieved once the woke people take the reins of government.
Walensky herself is so infected with Wokeness, she can’t possibly see the tremendous damage it has already inflicted and will continue to inflict upon America.
One thing is clear. Addressing racism is not the CDC’s responsibility. And Walensky needs to stay in her own lane.