Disparities in treatment and outcomes for the coronavirus are stark, and fall along race and class lines. It’s no wonder why
After being diagnosed with Covid-19, Donald Trump took to Twitter to declare: “We will get through this TOGETHER!” Sadly, that statement is utterly at odds with the reality for many Americans, who lack anything close to the medical resources at his privileged disposal.
Despite constantly downplaying the seriousness of the virus to the American public, Trump had access to constant testing. Now that he has the virus, he benefits from exclusive and seemingly excessive treatments, all while denouncing and systematically reducing access to these same vital measures for others. He can watch as a disease ruins millions of lives and know his privilege will protect him.