Florida governor Ron DeSantis (R) has been accused of unfairly directing COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to wealthier residents of his state. After he was criticized for the action, DeSantis threatened to redirect vaccine supply to different counties than the counties with officials who had criticized him.
Vaccines were sent to two of the wealthiest zip codes in Florida, who had mostly white residents.
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said DeSantis’ actions were outrageous, adding, “There is absolutely no excuse for why the governor and the commissioner is using politics in order to give out these vaccines. And this is corruption at its worst. This is why people don’t trust the system.”