As the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine continues at a slow pace in more heavily-populated states, multiple celebrities and other various members of the Hollywood elite have been accused of using their wealth and power to get an advantage over regular Americans in obtaining the vaccine, according to Fox News.
One example is music producer Irving Azoff, who, at 73 years old, was already eligible to obtain the vaccine like everyone else due to his age. However, he has been accused of using his influence to secure vaccinations for family members and friends who are close to him, even if they are not yet eligible for the vaccine.
Azoff’s vaccination, along with others, was allegedly facilitated by Dr. Robert Bray, a neurological spine surgeon who is highly recommended to other members of the Hollywood elite by Robert Goldstein, CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. When asked by Variety whether or not he was being used to procure vaccinations for celebrities, Bray refused to reveal whether or not he knew Goldstein or any of the other high-profile “patients.”
Another doctor, Robert Huizenga, told Variety that his office has received bribe offers of at least $10,000 to vaccinate certain celebrities, in addition to other drastic measures attempting to secure vaccines.
“We see people taking planes to every location, we’ve seen people try to transiently get into the healthcare profession or on staff at nursing homes, so they qualify for an early vaccine,” Dr. Huizenga revealed. He added, however, that he feels that “you can’t really blame them for pulling out all the stops. The state and the government have set up a system that is really horrendous.”