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Rich people try to jump line for COVID vaccine: report

Rich people try to jump line for COVID vaccine: report
The rich and powerful are trying to wield their wealth to get priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a new report.

One prosperous patient offered six figures to jump the line at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, a doctor told the Los Angeles Times.Ehsan Ali, who runs Beverly Hills Concierge Doctor, told The Times.One unidentified doctor told The Times some Hollywood heavyweights are using their assistants to work the phones and hunt for a VIP back door.“As soon as we heard about the vaccine coming to market, we started looking for freezers,” Andrew Olanow, co-founder of Sollis Health, a concierge practice with offices in Manhattan and Beverly Hills, told The Times.

(Shutterstock) The concierge doctor with admitting privileges at Cedars said he firmly told the patient no.“People are willing to pay tens of thousands of dollars,” Toll, whose personalized practice starts at $5,000 a year and can go as high as $25,000, said.

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