“Hollywood Elite” Are Reportedly Trying To Cut COVID-19 Vaccine Line In California
Some people are really desperate for a COVID-19 vaccine, and they are trying anything possible to get a shot.
The rich and powerful in Hollywood are reportedly trying to find ways to skip the line, as if they’re waiting to get on a ride at Disneyland.
A doctor in Beverly Hills named Robert Huizenga claims his practice is getting offered five-figure bribes from rich folks desperate to get the vaccine, including some people who work in the entertainment industry.
There’s also allegations of big-time hospital donors trying to twist arms for early access to vaccines, and wealthy clients pressuring concierge docs to find the hookup.
Other rich people are booking flights to Florida for something now called “vaccine tourism,” which is actually legal, but still…kinda f**ked up. An average Joe working two jobs and trying to provide for his family can’t exactly take a flight to Florida to get a shot.
Some of the loopholes are closing … Florida’s cracking down on vaccine tourism, with people now being required to show proof of residency to get a shot. However, the rich and powerful are now said to be pulling the same stunts in Hawaii.
One Hollywood exec told Variety that it’s like “The Hunger Games out there,” which is unfortunately an appropriate comparison.
California has been super slow with the vaccine rollout, which has people in the Los Angeles area restless. Thankfully, the number of vaccines being given is going up, and it appears they’re working toward a better system. Additionally, cases and hospitalizations in LA are going down as well.
But now that the governor has lifted restrictions on outdoor dining, as well as hair salons, those numbers may go up.
We’ll just have to wait and see, like we’ve been doing for the past year.