Florida Vaccine Access Prioritized to Wealthy Republican Donors

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Florida’s Trump-loving Republican Governor Ron DeSantis is accused of using his power to send doses of the COVID vaccine to donors in wealthy parts of Florida. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains.

 

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DeSantis defends his choice of wealthy senior community for pop-up vaccine site

A testy Gov. Ron DeSantis blew off criticism Wednesday that the state’s latest pop-up COVID-19 vaccine site was limited to residents of wealthy neighborhoods in Manatee County, including a senior community with family ties to a major DeSantis donor.

Per the above article: “A testy Gov. Ron DeSantis blew off criticism Wednesday that the state’s latest pop-up COVID-19 vaccine site was limited to residents of wealthy neighborhoods in Manatee County, including a senior community with family ties to a major DeSantis donor.

“Anyone in Manatee [County], if they don’t want us doing it, then just tell us, and we’ll make sure that we send those doses to folks who want it,” DeSantis said in response to county commissioners who asked why the “whitest and richest” portions of the county were able to access more vaccine doses than other areas.

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