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Rich and Powerful Jump to the Front of Line for Tests

  • ‘The coronavirus loves the inequitable health care system’
  • Basketball stars and the Hamptons elite nab medical benefits
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Nervous basketball stars on a cross-country flight hatched plans to get access to scarce coronavirus tests. The New York and Hamptons elite called in favors to grab medical care. Across the country, ventilator makers fielded calls from people who didn’t care about prices.

As the deadly Covid-19 outbreak spread across the U.S., millions of Americans were forced to choose between losing paychecks or showing up at work despite the health risk. The rich, powerful and connected spent the first 10 days of the pandemic living another reality.