I assume this isn't just happening in California.

While the nation continues to see record levels of new Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths, wealthy patients in Southern California -- the epicenter of the state's Covid-19 crisis -- are offering to pay top dollar to cut the line and be among the first to receive a vaccine.

In California, wealthy patients are offering top dollar to cut the line for a Covid-19 vaccine

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Capitalism! /s

Capitalism! /s

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As of Dec. 18 at Least 128,000 People in U.S. received vaccine

The federal government expected to initially deliver enough vaccine for 2.9 million people to receive a first dose, less than 1 percent of the country’s population and not enough even for the health care workers and long-term care facility residents who are at the front of the line.

At Least 128,000 People in the U.S. Have Received the Covid-19 Vaccine

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Who are getting the first doses in Tennessee?

According to NY Times Tennessee got 56,550 doses and 2,711 have gotten the vaccine as of Dec 18. Wonder who are the 2,711?

At Least 128,000 People in the U.S. Have Received the Covid-19 Vaccine

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Something is very irregular

Something is very irregular about the doses Tennessee recieved when compared to other states. And I don't mean just a little irregularities. Most states have recieved doses in the five digit range and Tennessee is at the bottom of all states in the low four digit amounts, and other than Idaho, were not even close to the other states amount of doses recieved. Even DC has recieved nearly three times the doses Tennessee has?

I'm like you, I'm curious of who the 2700 people who recieved the vaccine are? Not by name but by if they were frontline workers, corporate leaders, government officials, rich, poor, or whoever they are?

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Calls out senators getting vaccinated who downplayed pandemic

Ana Navarro calls out several Republican senators, including Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), for getting the coronavirus vaccine after President Trump downplayed the pandemic.

Navarro calls out senators for getting vaccinated after downplaying pandemic

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Companies lobby to get their workers first in line for vaccine

Companies are jockeying to get their employees fast-tracked for coronavirus vaccine shots, lobbying states that have been left to decide who gets vaccinated after health care workers.

Companies lobby to get their workers first in line for vaccine

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Coming to a black market near you: Covid-19 vaccine

The Covid-19 vaccine could wind up on the black market, experts are warning.

There have been reports in Miami of big hospital donors getting the first crack at the vaccine and in New York of tycoons flying their friends down to Florida to get inoculated with doses earmarked for a retirement home.

Coming to a black market near you: Covid-19 vaccine

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