- A Florida hospital diverted vaccines from the general public to an ultra-wealthy community where its CEO and Republican donors lived.
- Gov. Ron DeSantis insists “the state was not involved” in helping to vaccinate 1,200 residents of the wealthy Ocean Reef community in January, but a spokeswoman for Baptist Health Systems, which administered the doses, told Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald that state officials did intervene.
- Agriculture commissioner Nikki Fried and state Senate Democratic Leader Gary Farmer have asked the FBI to investigate the delivery of doses to wealthy communities that tend to back DeSantis.”If this isn’t public corruption,” Fried said, “I don’t know what is.”
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