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16 posts that show how differently celebs and normal people are treated during COVID-19

In recent weeks, we've seen how easily politicians, celebrities, social media influencers, and even entire N.B.A. teams have gained access to tests and treatment.

16 posts that show how differently celebs and normal people are treated during COVID-19
Cover Image Source: (L):Twitter/@HaywardSammi, (R): Instagram/Tom Hanks

One of the main takeaways so far from the coronavirus pandemic has been the stark disparity between the doors that open for the elite vs everyone else. While getting tested for the virus is proving to be next to impossible for countless individuals experiencing symptoms, the same cannot be said for celebrities. On one hand, the hashtag #CDCWontTestMe has been circulating on Twitter with many sharing their repeatedly failed attempts to get tested. On the other—as with everything else in life,—the elite have no trouble getting tested irrespective of whether they are symptomatic or not.



 

In recent weeks, we've seen how easily politicians, celebrities, social media influencers, and even entire N.B.A. teams have gained access to tests and treatment. As this list of rich, famous, and powerful people grows day by day, it poses some serious questions about why commoners aren't privy to the same, especially since it concerns a virus that has spread across the globe and claimed thousands within a few months. Seeing as how the only way out of this right now is curbing the spread of the pandemic, you'd think it's vital that everyone gets tested without fame and money being qualifying parameters.



 

These posts here show just how wide the gap between the elite and others is even in the face of a pandemic:

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While these clear displays of elitism and preferential treatment have sparked a national debate about a testing system that already came with a rocky start, as usual, President Trump seems content with turning a blind eye towards the disparity. When asked during a news conference whether "the well-connected go to the front of the line," he simply replied: "You’d have to ask them that question. Perhaps that’s been the story of life. That does happen on occasion, and I’ve noticed where some people have been tested fairly quickly." The President of the United States, ladies and gentlemen. 

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