Wealthy Californians are offering $25,000 donations to hospitals so they can cut the line for a COVID-19 vaccine
- Exclusive doctors in California reveal they have received hundreds of calls from their clientele attempting to skip the queue for a Covid vaccine
- One client even offered a $25,000 donation to a hospital to get ahead
- Doctors have all been forced to say ‘no’ as state officials say they will be ‘very aggressive’ in making sure the rich don’t cut the line
- Yet many expensive clinics are already buying up the ultra-low temperature freezers that are needed to store the Pfizer vaccines
- The state broke yet another record for new daily cases – 53,326 – on Friday
- California’s death tolls on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – 295, 394, 288 and 265 – were also the four deadliest days the state has seen
PUBLISHED: 15:46 EST, 19 December 2020 | UPDATED: 17:42 EST, 19 December 2020
Wealthy Californians are hoping to skip the line and get early access to a coronavirus vaccine by offering to make significant donations to hospitals and charities.
Exclusive doctors’ practices have revealed they are receiving hundreds of calls from their clients who hope their status and wealth will win them a place at the top of the list.
According to physician Jeff Toll, one of his clients even offered to make a five-figure donation to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, one of the first hospitals in the state to receive vaccines where he also has admittance privileges.
‘If I donate $25,000 to Cedars, would that help me get in line?’ the client allegedly asked. +7
Wealthy Californians are hoping toget early access to a coronavirus vaccine by offering to make donations to hospitals. Pictured, a emergency medicine worker receives a vaccine