Did a black woman invent the COVID vaccine? Nope, it was a team, and she was on it, and she was apparently a valid, valuable, legitimate member of the team.
But that’s about it.
The first draft of history, however, has been trying hard to build her up as the COVID Heroine.
My anti-Semitic Jewish man, David Cole, ain’t havin’ it. The piece has one of the funniest lines of 2020, reproduced below:
“Dr. Fauci wants people to know that one of the lead scientists who developed the Covid-19 vaccine is a Black woman,” screamed CNN. “Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett—Why You Should Know Her Name” read the Yahoo News headline. “History books will celebrate the name and achievements of Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, the Black Woman who was the leader in developing the COVID-19 vaccine,” bleated Barbara Arnwine, president of a tumorous waste of space known as the Transformative Justice Coalition. And the National Newspaper Publishers Association wire service proclaimed, “A Black woman, Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, developed the scientific approach to the Coronavirus vaccine.”
Yes, she developed the “scientific approach.” Prior to her, the lab was filled with white men banging pots and pans together yelling, “Die, virus!”
It all reminds me of the female Vanderbilt kicker who everyone praised for her awful kick to open the second half against Missouri (the Left: “It was a squib kick”; Everyone Who Watches Football: “Nobody does a squib kick to start the second half and, besides, it wasn’t a squib kick. It was simply awful.”) And when their real kicker returned, Vanderbilt kept her on the team to kick the extra points, making her very similar to the special need kids who the other team lets score a touchdown.
The Left has become simply absurd. Give me the old Left of Christopher Hitchens. I disagreed with pretty much everything that guy said, but man, he was funny, smart, and bitingly real.