Monday, January 18, 2021
Pritzker moves prisoners ahead of adults with high-risk medical conditions in vaccination line | WCIA.com
Now, after advocacy groups successfully lobbied the governor, his administration has moved prisoners up in line into ‘Phase 1b,’ ahead of the homeless, patients with pre-existing conditions, and into the same grouping with teachers, soldiers, police, and firefighters. Pritzker has not offered any specific explanation for his decision at recent press conferences, other than to say he is “effectuating equity.”
“I was shocked, frankly,” Senate Minority Leader Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) said. “What the governor has been talking this entire time about his priority of saving lives; and yet in this case, he is prioritizing trying to decrease transmission over really decreasing mortality.”
McConchie graduated with a Master of Arts degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he specialized in bio-ethics, studying moral dilemmas in modern medicine.
“A 20-year-old convicted murderer who is going to be spending life in prison is going to get the vaccine faster than people who are on the outside — law abiding citizens,” McConchie said. “Not only do I think that’s wrong, I think it’s immoral.”
“This is something that really goes against the not only CDC guidelines, but really the plethora of medical science out there,” McConchie said.