At least one vaccination site in Seattle, Washington is placing white people on a standby list when they try to make an online appointment for a COVID-19 shot.
The African-American Reach and Teach Health Ministry (AARTH) has four upcoming vaccination events listed on its website, but individuals who attempt to sign up for a shot on May 1 at the Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center are first asked to indicate if they are a black, indigenous or person of color. If not, they must go onto a waitlist.
EXCLUSIVE: The WA State Dept. of Health lets providers deny vaccines to whites.
One provider denying white people vaccines thinks it’s equitable: “Is that what you’re thinking? That it has to just be totally a free for all and whoever comes in comes in?”https://t.co/jAWDvHy3gO
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) April 22, 2021
AARTH consultant Twanda Hill told the Jason Rantz Show that the discrimination was due to the group’s funding sources. “We have funding because we are able to reach people of color. Federal funding, state funding, county funding. They want to know who are we serving,” she said.