So we develop the vaccine, but we should not give it to our people first. Makes sense, for a Democratic administration.
The advisor in question, Ezekiel Emanuel, will be very influential. He’s a former top Obama health care advisor who is the brother of Rahm Emanuel.
He’s also the guy who thinks anyone over 75 should drop dead.
According to Fox News:
“Oncologist Dr. Zeke Emanuel, one of 10 advisory board members named to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus task force, has pushed the U.S. and other countries to not hoard a coronavirus vaccine.
“Emanuel, who served as a key architect of the Affordable Care Act under the Obama administration, co-authored a paper in September in which he encouraged officials to follow the “Fair Priority Model,” which calls for a “fair international distribution of vaccine,” rather than what he and his co-authors characterized as ‘vaccine nationalism.’
“Emanuel came under focus over the weekend after a 2014 essay he wrote, in which he outlines why he doesn’t want to live past 75, resurfaced.
“Emanuel, 63, wrote that “by 75, creativity, originality and productivity are pretty much gone for the vast, vast majority of us” in his essay titled “Why I Hope to Die at 75.”
“‘Since 1960, however, increases in longevity have been achieved mainly by extending the lives of people over 60. Rather than saving more young people, we are stretching out old age,” Emanuel wrote. Biden is 77.”