January 5th – The New York Post reported on the 4th that Bill Mac, a real estate tycoon in New York, secretly operated and arranged for a rich friend to jump in line in a Florida nursing home to get the coronavirus vaccine.
According to American media reports, Florida’s elderly are queuing up overnight for vaccination.
U.S. media quoted sources as saying that New York real estate tycoon Mr. and Mrs. Mike have personally “made a list” to help rich friends vaccinated in a Florida nursing home by taking advantage of power.
Most of the pre-vaccinated millionaires are members of the Palm Beach Country Club. They even flew from New York to Florida to get vaccinations in private planes, and they did not meet the requirements for vaccination priority.
A spokesperson for the Macs later responded that several non-profit health and geriatric care centers in Florida are in the process of major vaccination work, and the Macs are asked to assist non-profit medical institutions in organizing vaccinations.
The spokesman evasively said whether there was a list, saying, “We are just at the request of the government to assist residents over 65 to vaccinate.”
Previously, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved the emergency use of Pfizer and Modena coronavirus vaccines. The U.S. government said it would give priority to vaccinations for anti-epidemic workers, the elderly and people with chronic diseases.
However, the reality is that the actual supply of vaccines is far from the demand.
As of January 4, Florida had received 1.137 million doses of vaccine, but only partial distribution, according to the CDC.
According to the Florida Department of Health, about 260,000 people have been vaccinated against the first dose.