President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House COVID-19 Coronavirus task force, addresses reporters Saturday, April 4, 2020, in the James S. Brady White House Press Briefing Room. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

By Jon Dougherty @TheNatSent

(TNS) It took longer than we expected it to take, but eventually, our lamestream media did not disappoint: They introduced a racial component into the coronavirus pandemic last week.

Led by the fake news factory of record, The New York Times, the American media has claimed — without evidence or much data — that black Americans are being negatively impacted by the virus in disparate proportions because ‘America is racist.’

The Times reported:

The coronavirus is infecting and killing black people in the United States at disproportionately high rates, according to data released by several states and big cities, highlighting what public health researchers say are entrenched inequalities in resources, health and access to care.

The statistics are preliminary and much remains unknown because most cities and states are not reporting race as they provide numbers of confirmed cases and fatalities. Initial indications from a number of places, though, are alarming enough that policymakers say they must act immediately to stem potential devastation in black communities.

The worrying trend is playing out across the country, among people born in different decades and working far different jobs.

The paper then goes on to cite three black Americans as examples of its hypothesis that they are victims of “entrenched inequalities in resources, health and access to care” — a judge from Charlotte, N.C.; a medical assistant in Chicago; and a union leader for city bus drivers in Detroit.

Do those individuals sound like they’ve been treated ‘unequally’ or that they have ‘no access to resources?’

Of course not. But again, this is The New York Times, the publication responsible for the widely inaccurate “1619 Project,” a ‘history’ of slavery in America in which a central premise — that the American colonists fought Britain in large part to preserve slavery — is false.

ProPublica chimed in April 3, claiming “early data” indicates “African-Americans Have Contracted and Died of Coronavirus at an Alarming Rate.”

“No, the coronavirus is not an “equalizer.” Black people are being infected and dying at higher rates,” the outlet intoned, adding what appears to be an accusation: “The coronavirus entered Milwaukee from a white, affluent suburb. Then it took root in the city’s black community and erupted.”

Far-Left Media Matters took talk radio king Rush Limbaugh to task for noting that the hack media finally got around to claiming there is ‘racism’ involved in the coronavirus pandemic, as though viruses really do have the ability to discern skin tone and ethnicity.

But is Limbaugh wrong? No:

I’ve been waiting, with the coronavirus, I have been waiting for the racial component. Silently, silently, awaiting the racial component. And lo and behold, ladies and gentlemen, we now have the racial component. Washington Post, “Coronavirus is infecting and killing Black Americans at an alarmingly high rate.”

There’s just one problem with all of these assumptions and claims of a ‘racist’ virus: The continent of Africa.

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Right now, there are fewer cases of coronavirus on the entire continent than there are deaths from coronavirus in the United States alone — or other white-dominated countries like Spain and Italy. And of course, let’s remember that COVID-19 originated in China, so there’s that Asian component.

Seriously though, why are blacks being disproportionately affected? The primary reason appears to be health.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent data, the “prevalence of obesity was 42.4 percent” in our population in 2017-2018, increasing from 30.5 percent in the years 1999-2000.

The demographics with the highest rates of obesity are non-Hispanic blacks (49.6 percent) and Hispanics 44.8 percent).

Why are these statistics important? Because now, we have learned that obesity is responsible for sickening and killing more of us but not in the usual way — via heart disease and diabetes.

A major new study has found that obesity is the leading “chronic” condition that has led to hospitalizations for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York City, according to ZDNet.

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And while African obesity rates are rising, they are still far below rates in the U.S. It’s not even close.

So maybe that’s part of the issue in the U.S. with coronavirus and black Americans; they are more obese, less healthy, and more prone to contract the disease because of those realities, not because the ‘virus is racist.’

But you’re never going to see this even discussed, much less researched or considered, in the American media, because they are hacks who are far more concerned with “Orange Man Bad” and advancing a Leftist agenda.


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