Governor Phil Scott (R) of Vermont posted this on Twitter:
"If you or anyone in your household identifies as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color (BIPOC), including anyone with Abenaki or other First Nations heritage, all household members who are 16 years or older can sign up to get a vaccine!"
How is this even legal? I understand the statistics show POC are more likely to get Covid, but that’s because they’re more likely to work frontline jobs where social distancing is impossible. Why not simply give preferential treatment on that basis, instead of using a racial classification? Why should an upper middle class black person who works from home get priority over a white restaurant worker?