Sunday, September 30, 2007

Sweet fucking Jebus

Every time I wonder whether my own occasional oopsies mean I'm perhaps being too hard, Megan comes back with a whopper.

But the subtler problem is that because Europeans are the major market, most drugs are designed for Europeans; and it turns out that there are races, at least as far as medicine is concerned. Blacks are more prone to diseases like diabetes and hypertension, and they tend to get more difficult to treat forms of some diseases such as artery blockage. While some of the medical differences are due to poverty, education, and possibly to racial disparities in treatment, many of the differences persist even when things like income and education are controlled for.
Do I even need to add anything?
Megan, dear, black people diabetes is the same disease as white people diabetes. And black people HIV doesn't go around yellin "where's my m-f'in iced tea". I..... how many ways can one person prove they are not qualified for their job? Her and GW must have some private contest going.
Fire me, but fire Megan first.

Update:

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

So, what do you think about the semi-scandal of a few years back regarding women and blacks being under-represented among medical test subjects?

brad said...

I don't recall it, but it sounds possible. However, that would fall under racial, and gender, bias, no?