A partnership between Democratic governors and CVS pharmacy was formed after the Democrats received big cheques from the corporation during the election cycle.
CVS has collaborated with some of the country’s most influential Democratic governors to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to those who wanted to jump the line waiting for the vaccines, WashingtonFreeBeacon reported on April 6.
The outlet named Governors Gavin Newsom of California, Andrew Cuomo of New York, and Ralph Northam of Virginia in its report, alleging they had partnered with the pharmacy giant after receiving a massive sum of money.
The purpose of the alliance between the governors and CVS, according to CBS News, is to commercialize the COVID-19 vaccine distribution in favor of the budget-capable individuals who would pay for the advantage of accessing the vaccine in advance instead of waiting.
“We watched Florida’s vaccine rollout deteriorate into a virtual free for all and watched as some wealthy and well-connected residents cut the line, leaving other Floridians without a fair shot,” CBS reviewed in its April 5 report on Florida’s current COVID vaccine rollout reality.
On October 14, 2020, CVS made a $31,000 donation to Newsom’s initiative, just under four months ahead of the pharmacy’s declaration on a collaboration with the California Department of Health. Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi earned $10,000 from the pharmacy company, as disclosed by FreeBeacon.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was paid $12,000 between 2017 and 2018 by CVS. In December last year, the Commonwealth Victory Fund of the Virginia General Assembly’s Democratic Caucus received $20,000 just weeks before Northam named the pharmacy as the distributor of the COVID-19 vaccine in the state.
Notwithstanding, an amount of $170,000 was contributed by CVS to the New York Democratic Party last year. The state’s Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer was rewarded with a total amount of $20,000.
CVS ambitiously targeted both the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee with $30,000 each.
FreeBeacon disclosed the most attractive investment made by CVS: Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign, which scored a whopping $450,595.
“Distributing vaccines is lucrative. Under federal guidelines, Publix, like any other private company, can charge Medicare $40 a shot to administer the vaccine,” according to CBS News.