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Florida Gov. DeSantis Prioritizes Vaccines for Rich White Residents, Then Threatens Critics

HeadlineFeb 18, 2021

Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis is defending his decision to prioritize giving vaccines to wealthy Floridians living in two mostly white, planned communities with ties to the billionaire Uihlein family — one of the biggest donors to the Republican Party. On Wednesday, DeSantis threatened to block vaccines from going to communities who criticize his actions.

Gov. Ron DeSantis: “But, look, I mean, if Manatee County doesn’t like us doing this, then we are totally fine with putting this in counties that want it, and we’re totally happy to do that.”

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