Thursday, January 27, 2022

April Ryan: ‘Should #StayAtHome Protestors Decline Medical Care if They Contract Coronavirus?’

April Ryan speaks onstage during the 2018 Essence Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 7, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
(July 6, 2018 – Source: Paras Griffin/Getty Images North America)

*CNN political analyst April Ryan has called out the people who are protesting stay-at-home mandates, asking if they should refuse medical attention if they test positive for coronavirus.

“Should #StayAtHome protestors who endanger other Americans by not following ‪@CDCgov guidelines about physical distancing be required to sign a waiver refusing medical attention at a hospital and not take up a ventilator if they contract coronavirus? ‪#COVID19,” Ryan tweeted.

“That’s one he– of a great bit of CNN analysis there,” Media Research Center Vice President Dan Gainor told Fox News. “Should people who disagree with you be refused medical care so they die?”

Americans (mostly white, some waving Confederate flags) have taken to the streets in various states to protest restrictive quarantine guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to their complexion protection, they are not being harassed or threatened by militarized police, and President Trump has encouraged their defiance.

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Facebook user Alex Rose noted (see photo of post above):

It’s complicated, but I’m going to try to keep this straight.

-If you’re an unarmed indigenous person trying to protect your land and water, you can expect water cannons in freezing temperatures, rubber bullets, and prison.
-If you’re a black American at a routine traffic stop and you dare to try to explain yourself, expect to be manhandled, likely arrested, and possibly shot.
-If you’re a mixed-race American football player who engages in peaceful protest, expect to be relentlessly ridiculed, and receive death threats.
-If you’re a white American actively disregarding the freedoms of others during a global health pandemic, expect the President to support you.

Got it. So if you live in America, try to be white.

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Meanwhile, critics took to Twitter to chime in on Ryan’s tweet, but she also had some defenders who agreed with her suggestion. One follower commenter, “Yes April AND they should be designated as terrorists. If these people were black or brown, they would be arrested for violating the #StayAtHomeOrder.”

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Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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