Sunday, August 7, 2022

The Corruption of Medicine | City Journal

The post–George Floyd racial reckoning has hit the field of medicine like an earthquake. Medical education, medical research, and standards of competence have been upended by two related hypotheses: that systemic racism is responsible both for racial disparities in the demographics of the medical profession and for racial disparities in health outcomes. Questioning those hypotheses is professionally suicidal. Vast sums of public and private research funding are being redirected from basic science to political projects aimed at dismantling white supremacy. The result will be declining quality of medical care and a curtailment of scientific progress.


Heather MacDonald

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If the medical trades had shown the least trace of courage and good judgement during the pandemic I'd have more sympathy for them.

Posted by: dearieme | Aug 7, 2022 12:21:25 PM

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