Residents across the Big Apple fumed Monday after emails show the city is prioritizing neighborhoods for COVID testing based on ‘racial inclusion and equity.’
“New York City health officials have been using race to help decide how to allocate precious coronavirus testing resources, leaked emails from the agency show,” reports the New York Post. “In a conversation with reps for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, City Councilman Joe Borelli’s office said constituents on Staten Island’s South Shore were having trouble getting tested at city facilities.”
“Our office has been receiving calls regarding the mobile NYC H+H testing sites such as Wolfes Pond Park. It appears many are waiting with delays, and are being turned away after waiting for hours,” wrote Borelli staffer Briana Nasti.
The agency informed his office neighborhoods would be prioritized based on findings from the Taskforce on Racial Inclusion and Equity.
Read the full report at the New York Post.