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A legal group has filed a lawsuit against the state of New York for refusing to stop using race to help determine which people should receive monoclonal antibodies, a crucial treatment for COVID-19 that has been rationed by the federal government.
America First Legal lodged the suit after the New York State Department of Health ignored a warning over the policy.
“New York’s racist COVID decrees dispense lifesaving medicine based on the race or ethnic background of the patient. New York is deciding questions of life and death based on a New Yorker’s ancestry. This is outrageously illegal, unconstitutional, immoral, and tyrannical. And that is why we are suing the state—because right and justice and morality urgently demands it,” Stephen Miller, the group’s president, said in a statement.
In a Dec. 27, 2021, directive, New York officials highlighted the “severe shortage” of monoclonal antibodies and other COVID-19 treatments and instructed providers that “non-white race o …

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