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Utah, Minnesota face legal threats for using race as a factor to determine COVID treatment --


The Utah and Minnesota Department of Health both published guidelines for medical professionals to consider race and ethnicity as risk factors for COVID-19

The Utah agency also asks doctors to use risk score cards that give "non-white" status two extra points when determining eligibility for antibody treatment 

America First Legal, a conservative law group, called the policies racist and in violation of federal law for discrimination based on race

The Utah Department of Health defended its policy, citing that no one is eligible solely on race and that COVID has had greater impact in communities of color