Wednesday, April 08, 2020

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! JACKSON COUNTY EXECUTIVE FRANK WHITE DISCOURAGES RELEASING CORONAVIRUS DATA OVER RACIAL DISCRIMINATION CONCERN!!!



In what is certain to be a controversial decision and in the aftermath of the 3rd District tagged as a local coronavirus hotspot, the County Exec explains his reasoning over medical privacy concerns in a recent press release.

We've highlighted the most important passage:


Jackson County Executive statement on COVID-19 data

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has issued the following statement regarding the disclosure of COVID-19 race and ethnicity data:

“Recent reports have indicated that the black and brown communities of our region are being particularly hard hit by COVID-19. These reports mirror those we have seen across the country about high rates of COVID-19 cases and particularly deaths in African-American communities. Unfortunately, these reports are not surprising. Social and economic inequalities have put our communities of color at a distinct disadvantage for a healthy, sustainable and equal quality of life for decades.

“Understandably, these reports have increased the call for the public disclosure of more detailed information regarding the race and ethnicity of COVID-19 patients. But experts and decision makers in our region, as well as across the country, must thoughtfully consider the impact that such disclosure could have on those communities. While I support the right of everyone to be informed about this deadly virus, I must urge caution. Let me explain why.

“I fear that on the backside of this epidemic will exist another opportunity for redlining in the districts with high case numbers. The people in these districts could be subjected to feeling inferior, rejected for services and charged higher premiums on car and home insurance simply because of their address. While those calling for the release of this information do not intend such results, we must think about the back end of this epidemic to ensure that we don’t further enhance the racial divide in our county and city. Even though COVID-19 case numbers have been released by district in the city, I am asking our County health department not to release this demographic case information by zip code in Eastern Jackson County. We will continue to collect the data, while reinforcing the importance of staying home as much as possible to stop the spread, flatten the curve and save lives.”

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You decide . . .

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Actually, he makes an important point that is being overlooked.

PRIVACY.

It's a constitutional right and a lot of this data collection is not opt-in for patients. Especially those who are economically disadvantaged.

The numbers should first be up to patients to disclose.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ On the same day as the church decision in Kansas. It looks like people are pushing back against big government.

Say what you want, this could be a win for Trump in the long run.

Jeb said...

Doubtful.

People vote with their wallets. It's always about the economy stupid. If the market recovers then Trump will win, if not, then we'll have to debate this with President Biden.

And he don't care.

Anonymous said...

^^^Stupid. I bet you really have a great impact on the economy. Weird

Giovanni Gasparro said...

Black and Brown communities have a higher rate of morbid obesity. Fat people are dying of Covid-19 at a higher rate than non-lardasses.

Anonymous said...

^^^ that's sad but true.

TKC, may I suggest some celery juice instead of Dr. Pepper! And forget the snack cakes for now. I like this blog.

Anonymous said...

Frank White actually believes in liberty and privacy. Good for him, he is one of the few people who didn't toss out the constitution during the crisis.

Anonymous said...

There are so many people who need to be lined up for their crimes against humanity in this Covid19 crisis.

It's disgusting

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

I can understand collecting data on a deadly virus. But it should be everything; I.e. weight, smoker or drinker etc
Race should be counted just as much as any other info

Anonymous said...

Ah Mr. Frank. Who defended the idiot Beatty's tax assessments.

Anonymous said...

Strict oversight isn't enough for these disgusting despots. Total restructure is required immediately

Anonymous said...

Truth will set you free!!! Report the truth!!!

Anonymous said...

Not only is the virus racist, it's also sexist. Males are dying at a far higher rate than females. So here's how to beat the virus: sue its pants off for blatant discrimination. That will shut it down in no time, just like it does to small businesses.

Anonymous said...

Are you sure someone in the associate circuit court does not have Corona? Asking for a friend...ask to see the e mails to the workers. Just saying.

Anonymous said...

KC Metro Homicide 53
KC Coronavirus 17

Vegas has Homicides favored minus 25 for the year.

4th said...

I don't often agree with Frank White, but when I do, it's because he stands on the side of the Constitution.

Anonymous said...

Single-payer is the only real answer for this.

Sorry. But the corporations and the 1% need to fund a better healthcare system if they want to enjoy living in a country with toilet paper.

Anonymous said...

He knows the racist pigs over at Tony's Kansas City will be drooling and celebrating over every black death.

Anonymous said...

^^Oh that's bullshit and you know it.

Anonymous said...

Single payer health care hasn't worked out so well for Italy.

That's not to say the American access to health care isn't screwed up and grossly inequitable; it is. But, neither Obamacare nor single payer nor a momentary satisfaction from soaking the rich will put a dent in the problem.

The problem is the retail cost of health care . . . and the astronomical profits reaped by everyone from hospital corporations to big pharma to medical device makers to insurance companies . . . and on . . . and on.

Until someone addresses that problem honestly - and it's price gouging on a cosmic scale - there will be no improvement. Sadly, Congress critters will never bite the hands of the lobbyists that feed them

Anonymous said...

Over the past couple of news cycles the media and politicals have been pushing the narrative that the black community is taking the biggest hit of death tolls from Covid 19. Yet most of the actual data does not show that at all. White people still make up over 75% of the population in most places (Johnson County for example) and despite what is being reported, white people are the largest group of confirmed cases and the highest death toll. Black and Brown people are simply being used as a tool to try to give white people a false sense of security that the poor blacks are the biggest victims when they are in fact the biggest victim. Aint nobody stupid....l

KC Election watcher said...

^^^ Damn good comment. Best one. Please highlight TKC.

Lance said...

Gosh, if he only felt that way about the dis-proportinate assessment against people of color in the property tax mess, we might be interested.

Anonymous said...

"I fear that on the backside of this epidemic will exist another opportunity for redlining in the districts with high case numbers. The people in these districts could be subjected to feeling inferior, rejected for services and charged higher premiums on car and home insurance simply because of their address."

-- Said the man with a high school education who devastated the community with an illegal massive property tax spike.

Anonymous said...

Hygiene a new word all people should have been doing for a long time.

Anonymous said...

Wow 9:32 it only took three minutes for you to be proven wrong! I'm impressed!

Anonymous said...

Frank is an idiot and naive and needs to resign now

Anonymous said...

Is he publishing names, no, then no constitutional or privacy issue. The stats are needed, ppl have a right to know the whole truth not just what some asshat thinks we ought to know. Release prextg conditions and health too.

Anonymous said...

An employee of Jackson County got an email that someone in the Associate Circuit has it. Ask Frank.

Anonymous said...

What is the Kansas City Atheist Coalition doing about this? Except use this as an opportunity to attack Churches? Are the still cheering from gay sex or are they practicing Social Distancing while butt fucking.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha that's funny. One of two right wing peas in the pod don't care about your privacy.

Anonymous said...

Always Racist pigs. Never my nigga fucked up again. Weird

Anonymous said...

Where is the OK Boomer and OLD GEEZERS need to die posters? Since we are finding out that the majority of deaths are Blacks. Seems the hateful millennials would be concerned about Blacks as much as they hate Boomers and on ups. Their comments tell me that Milliennials only use blacks, really don't care about them. Racists fucks !

Anonymous said...

We need an audit of Frank White's personal property tax payments over the years and who paid them.

It was reported by the press that Mike Sanders law firm paid White's property taxes and mortgage several years back and then Frank White succeeds Mike Sanders as County Executive.

Anonymous said...

Frank is hoping this statement will make up for the property tax fiasco. It won't, people are still going to remember at the polls.

Anonymous said...

10:47 won !! People don't know basic hygiene or the ability to follow the most simple rules of separation. They do know how to blame, bitch and blowhard.

Anonymous said...

^^Says the bitch and the blowhard. Ironic much?

Anonymous said...

He doesn’t want the truth to get out that just like in shitty Louis, Jackson counties biggest Kung fu flu cases are the koloreds because they refuse to stay home.... rapin, robbin and murdering is in their blood and selling all that dope can’t stop for no stinking virus.

Anonymous said...

As a County Executive, Frank White makes a good baseball player.