Newspapers reported Trump’s circle might get the vaccine this week. Trump says no.
Of all the ways the White House has received special treatment during this pandemic—the gatherings, the low mask use, or the experimental treatments—jumping the vaccine line might seem like the most privileged. But strangely, it could be the only one of these moves to help the rest of us—if the president can be persuaded to cooperate.
On Sunday, Bloomberg and The New York Times reported the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will be offered as soon as Monday to President Trump and those working closely with him. The primary reason cited was national security, to keep key officials in the White House working as the United States sees an unprecedented surge in cases and deaths. This would mean the White House goes ahead of many medical providers, first responders, and nursing homes in getting early doses of the much-anticipated Covid-19 vaccine. Read more at The New Republic.
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